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M. D. Anderson and Houston Comets Dedicate Kim’s Place

M. D. Anderson and Houston Comets Dedicate Kim’s Place
On-Site Retreat Exclusively for Young Adults

M. D. Anderson News Release 07/28/2003

Wednesday, July 30, 2003
10:00 a.m.
Albert B. and Margaret M. Alkek Hospital
2nd Floor in The Park
Corner of Bertner & Bates

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Houston Comets will honor Kim Perrot’s dedication to kids at the official opening of Kim’s Place — an on-site retreat at M. D. Anderson created exclusively for adolescents and young adults affected by cancer. Houston Comets guard Cynthia Cooper and head coach Van Chancellor will attend the ceremony, as well as Lorretta Perrot, Kim’s sister and Comets chief executive officer George Postolos.

A non-smoker, Perrot was diagnosed with lung cancer, which also had spread to her brain. She was treated at M. D. Anderson and died August 19, 1999 at age 32.

The idea for Kim’s Place originated from Perrot’s dream of creating a place where young cancer patients could go to relax, learn, find support and interact with others their age. Management from the Comets approached M. D. Anderson shortly after Kim’s death to begin making her dream a reality.

Kim’s Place will be available to M. D. Anderson patients and their family members or caregivers age 15 to 25.

By providing a place exclusively for adolescents and young adults away from clinical areas and waiting rooms, Kim’s Place complements M. D. Anderson’s Adolescent and Young Adult program. It features amenities to serve the unique recreational and vocational needs of adolescents and young adults affected by cancer.

The construction and furnishing of Kim’s Place was made possible through a $1.25 million contribution from the Houston Rockets & Comets Clutch City Foundation and fans of the Comets.

07/28/2003


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