Texas jewelry mogul Kendra Scott is visiting MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Patients and their caregivers will be able to design their own customized piece of jewelry through the Kendra Cares program.
Houston is a special place to Scott. Before she built her multi-million-dollar jewelry empire, she graduated from Klein High School and spent time at MD Anderson, where her stepfather received treatment.
From that experience, her Kendra Cares program was born; the monthly event started at MD Anderson. It has since grown into an international creative therapy program, taking place at hospitals all over the world.
Scott is also launching a charms collection on September 26. The collection features more than 300 charms, featuring stones, symbols, letters, and zodiac signs. There will be an assortment of philanthropic charms, in which a portion of the proceeds to various causes — including a Texas state-shaped charm that will benefit MD Anderson.
She also threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Houston Astros 7-0 blowout of the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on September 18.
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