Kardashians announce UCLA health center named after late father

The late Robert Kardashian, the patriarch of the Kardashian family, was honored on Tuesday night at UCLA.

“So proud to announce the Robert G. Kardashian center for esophageal health being launched at UCLA,” Kim shared on Twitter with a snapshot of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “My wish is that other families can have more information and we can also focus on health and prevention.”

Robert was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in July 2003 and died less than eight weeks later at age 59.

Khloé Kardashian and Kris Jenner also attended the event, as did several members from Robert’s side of the family.

Khloé, who recently celebrated her daughter True’s first birthday, shared a detailed message stating that the new center will “provide resources for groundbreaking research, patient care, and education/training, in addition to support of efforts in esophageal health. The naming of the center and its dedicated specialty services will assist in advancing UCLA’s position at the forefront of the world for the study of esophageal and other GI disorders …”

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