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Kim's Place

Patients and visitors ages 15 - 30 have a unique place to hang out at MD Anderson called Kim's Place, located on the 2nd floor near The Park. 

History of Kim's Place

Kim's Place is the ultimate tribute to a woman whose brave battle against cancer touched the hearts of fans around the world. Kim Perrot, a guard for the 4-time champion WNBA Houston Comets, died of lung cancer in August 1999 at the age of 32. Kim wanted to create a special place where young adults at MD Anderson could just hang out and be themselves. 

Her dream came true in June 2003, when Kim's Place opened to the public. Kim's #10 WNBA jersey is prominently displayed at the entrance as a reminder that her spirit lives on.

What Kim's Place Offers

The colorful recreation area of Kim's Place is decorated with comfortable couches and restaurant-style booths, and enough amenities to keep any teenager or young adult happy:

  • A pool table
  • Jukebox 
  • Mini-kitchen with microwaves and refrigerators
  • Three computers with Internet access
  • Video games
  • Two basketball free-throw machines

A separate area of Kim's Place offers a quiet space for vocational and group counseling, as well as secondary and high school classes. When not in use, the room's large-screen plasma television with a dozen theater-style seats is a great place to watch movies and TV or play Wii games. 

  • Location: Main Building, 2nd floor, near The Park (room B2.4309) 
  • Hours:  11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Phone: 713-563-3075

Hours are subject to change due to staffing availability. Please call first to confirm. Kim's Place is operated solely by part-time staff and volunteers from Volunteer Services and the Division of Pediatrics.

Ongoing Events

  • AYA Social Hour: Enjoy a snack and mingle with other AYA patients
  • AYA Gathering: Usually focuses on a central theme, such as arts and crafts, scrapbooking, music therapy, massage, etc. Every Friday in Theater Room (by Kim's Place) at 1:00 p.m.

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