American radio personality Ryan Seacrest is famously known for hosting American Idol. In addition to the popular competition show, Seacrest has a long history of hosting experience like American Top 40, On Air with Ryan Seacrest and he is currently hosting Live with Kelly and Ryan. Because of his contributions to television and radio he has received countless Emmy award nominations. Outside of hosting, Seacrest made a conscience effort to give back in a major way by launching the nonprofit Ryan Seacrest Foundation in 2010.
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation was created with hopes of inspiring children with life threatening illnesses and injuries. He provides inspiration and motivation through entertainment and education. With the Seacrest Studios placed in pediatric hospitals, children can participate in the radio and TV studio which allows them to watch some big entertainment celebrities. Children also have the opportunity to create their own videos and shows with the use of the green room. So far there are 10 hospitals throughout the U.S. that has Seacrest Studios. The main goal of the foundation is to keep families from stressing and putting too much focus on the physical and mental disability of their loved ones. The reaction and responses Seacrest has received from families has confirmed what he has intended from the beginning, families are grateful for the thoughtfulness and find the Seacrest Studios to be uplifting.
The driving force behind the idea of the foundation came from the multiple hospital visits Seacrest has made throughout the country. He noticed the heavy responsibility of caring for those children and he was impressed with strength and patience of their families as well as the hospital staff. He was determined to not only be apart of but create something that will provide a life enhancing experience for children and have a lifelong impact in their lives. You can connect with Seacrest thru Facebook if you want to help his foundation.
The New York Times Article on Ryan Seacrest: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/fashion/mens-style/ryan-seacrest-works-out.html