OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Country music superstar and Oklahoma native Blake Shelton is set to receive the Country Radio Seminar 2019 Humanitarian Award.
The Children's Hospital Foundation in Oklahoma City is awarding Shelton with an honor created in 1990 by the CRS's board to "honor those country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career." Shelton will be honored at their opening day luncheon.
"Shelton has demonstrated his dedication to giving back through many charitable initiatives and events tying back to his home state. Shelton’s dedication to sick and injured children of Oklahoma was made known after a generous donation to Children’s Hospital Foundation." - Children's Hospital Foundation
According to the foundation, the Ada native donated $600,000 in 2016 to establish the Blake Shelton Cancer Research Program for the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children Hospital in Oklahoma City. Shelton's niece was treated for cancer at the Center.
Past recipients of the award include fellow Oklahoma natives Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, and Carrie Underwood.
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