Oct 7, 2022, 7:00:00 AM CDT
PGA Memes Founder Travis Miller Makes $1 Million Gift for Expansion at Children’s Medical Center Plano
DALLAS — Children’s Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of Children’s Health℠, one of the largest and most prestigious not-for-profit pediatric health care providers in the country and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, announces a $1 million donation from PGA Memes Founder Travis Miller to support the expansion at Children’s Medical Center Plano.
Miller, a Dallas resident, is also a grateful patient family with two of his children receiving care at Children’s Health. With a passion for social media marketing, Miller has taken PGA Memes from a side hobby to one of the fastest growing and most talked about social media platforms in the world of golf with more than 1.2 million followers. He also uses this platform to spread philanthropic awareness and began raising money for the Children’s Medical Center Plano expansion last year through his PGA Memes Challenge golf tournaments.
“It’s truly been incredible to see the opportunities that have come from the PGA Memes platform over the past couple of years. Nothing stands out more or is more rewarding than doing charity work for children in need,” said Travis Miller. “Working with Children’s Health and their team to raise funds through our PGA Memes Challenge events has been an amazing way to bring the golf community together and make a great impact where it’s needed.”
In recognition of this generous gift, the Nico and Mila Miller Playroom will be named after Miller’s two youngest children in the newly expanded Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center Plano. Playrooms provide a fun and safe place for patients and families to get out of their room to enjoy playtime. It serves an important role in the healing process for children, allowing children to grow, develop and communicate, just as they would if they were outside of the hospital.
“Travis is a fantastic supporter of Children’s Health—he saw the needs of this rapidly growing community and stepped up immediately to help make life better for children,” said Brent Christopher, president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “We’re grateful to Travis and his family for generously contributing to the expansion of our Plano campus and for the difference their gift will make for patients and families across this region over many years to come.”
With approximately 3 million children projected to live in North Texas by 2050, philanthropic support is critical to ensure we’re ready to meet the wide-ranging needs of our community’s growing pediatric population. The expansion at Children’s Medical Center Plano will significantly increase capacity by adding more inpatient beds, physicians, and services, allowing Children’s Health to care for the community’s medical needs closer to home. Groundbreaking for the Children’s Medical Center Plano campus expansion took place in October 2021 and is expected to be complete by late 2024.
About Children’s Health
Children’s Health is committed to making life better for children. As one of the largest and most prestigious pediatric health care providers in the country and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, Children’s Health cares for children through more than 750,000 patient visits annually. The Children’s Health system includes two hospital campuses: Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Children’s Medical Center Plano; along with the Children’s Health Care Network, specialty centers, rehabilitation facilities and physician services. Children’s Medical Center Dallas continues to be the only North Texas hospital to be ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Through its academic affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Health is a leader in life-changing treatments, innovative technology and ground-breaking research. This affiliation led to establishing the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute in 2011, committed to pursuing research in regenerative medicine, cancer biology and metabolism. For more information, follow Children’s Health on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or YouTube, or visit Childrens.com.
About Children’s Medical Center Foundation
As the fundraising arm for Children’s Health, one of the largest and most prestigious not-for-profit pediatric health systems in North Texas, the Children’s Medical Center Foundation provides philanthropic support through partnerships with individual donors, organizations and corporations. These funds support Children’s Health with the enhancement of care, discovery of cures and building a healthier community across all Children’s Health campuses to fulfill the mission to make life better for children. All contributions to Children’s Medical Center Foundation directly support patients and their families, ensuring the best experience, best care and ultimately a fighting chance to get back to being a kid again.