On Tuesday night Kim — along with her mom, Kris Jenner, sister Khloé Kardashian, half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner and other members from her late father Robert Kardashian, Sr.’s family — all celebrated the opening of UCLA’s Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health in Los Angeles.
“So proud to announce the Robert G Kardashian center for esophageal health being launched at UCLA,” the reality star wrote on Twitter. “My wish is that other families can have more information and we can also focus on health and prevention.”
She added in another tweet, “We have been planning this for a year now and I am so proud.”
“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 and treatment of esophageal and other GI disorders—improving the quality of life for countless patients and their families.”
In addition to attending the ribbon cutting ceremony, Kim said the family was taking pictures with the doctors involved in the center and training programs.
“I am grateful for my friendship with the Kardashian family and this partnership, which will make a difference in patients’ lives for decades to come,” said Dr. Eric Esrailian, chief of the Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases. “We hope the family’s commitment inspires even more support from our community of friends — positioning the Robert G. Kardashian Center as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of esophageal conditions. This is just the beginning.”