MMK Foundation Gives $150,000 Gift to Help Provide Gaming Systems and Electronics for Patients at Children’s Medical Center

From left: Bill Braem, director of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation; Mark King, founder of the MMK Foundation; Kimberly Crews, Children's Medical Center Certified Child Life Specialist; and Jessica Ventura, Children's Medical Center Certified Child Life Specialist

The MMK Foundation, established by Mark and Marcia King to effect positive, sustainable change in the lives of children, citizens, and communities globally, recently announced a gift of $150,000 to Children’s Medical Center. The gift will help provide electronics, entertainment, and electronic technology advancements for the Gastroenterology department, Endocrinology Center and other program areas.

“Mr. and Mrs. King and the MMK Foundation serve as great examples of how our community plays a vital role in helping Children’s provide hope and healing to the children we serve,” said Pete Kline, president of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of children who seek care at our hospital each year, I thank the MMK Foundation for their continued, generous support. We are deeply appreciative of the investment and will thoughtfully steward the resources entrusted to us.”

Children’s, a not-for-profit hospital, serves one in every five children in the greater Dallas area and one in every four in the Legacy region. Donations from individuals, corporate sponsors and foundations help Children’s provide the best possible care for every child who needs it today and keeps the hospital on the leading edge of cures for tomorrow.

“Children’s relies on donors to make possible the care and programs that touch children’s health and their hearts,” said Mark King, founder of the MMK Foundation. “We have long been a supporter of the important work of Children’s Medical Center Dallas and are pleased to provide this new gift to assist the Gastroenterology department and Endocrinology Center who provide for children with digestive, nutritional and endocrinal disorders. This gift supports Children’s important work for now and for future generations of children in the Dallas area.”

Children’s has been caring for children and their families for nearly a century.  And, although many things change, one thing remains the same — the passionate commitment of supporters to help fulfill Children’s mission to make life better for children.

“We are so pleased to be able to touch children’s lives and make a positive difference by supporting the important work of Children’s Medical Center Dallas and specifically the important work being done by the Gastroenterology and Endocrinology specialties,” said Marcia King, co-founder of the MMK Foundation.

The MMK Foundation is a private, non-profit 501(c) foundation that provides donations, and partners with other non-profit organizations and causes, to support initiatives that enhance the lives of children, citizens, and communities globally to achieve positive outcomes.  The MMK Foundation’s efforts are focused on improving the lives of children through health, education, and technology; helping individuals by providing necessary resources, skills, and opportunities; and strengthening communities by responding in the time of extraordinary need and making investments and improvements in the environment and infrastructure. Based in Dallas, Texas, the MMK Foundation was established in 2007 by Mark and Marcia King.  More information is available on the MMK Foundation at www.mmkfoundation.com.

The not-for-profit Children’s Medical Center is the fifth-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country, with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. Children’s was the state’s first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma Center status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.childrens.com.

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