|Published:||Jul 13, 2011 7:32 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 13, 2011 6:32 PM EDT|
CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland children's hospital has received the largest single gift in its history: $17 million from a local couple who lost a 14-year-old daughter to melanoma nearly 30 years ago.
The donation from Char and Chuck Fowler will create a special cancer facility at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.
The hospital said Tuesday that the Angie Fowler Child & Young Adult Cancer Institute will offer outpatient and inpatient services and include a rooftop garden.
Char Fowler says in a statement that she and her husband wanted to see a treatment center that surrounds teens and young adults with an atmosphere suited to their unique needs. She says back when their teenage daughter was treated, the facilities were geared either toward very young pediatric patients or adults.
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