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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Cindy Crawford, a former supermodel and now a businesswoman, stopped by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to present a check for $20,000.
Crawford’s younger brother died of leukemia when he was just 3-years-old. Cindy was only 9.
Since then, she’s had a passion for helping children who face medical problems.
“Children’s hospitals are a big passion of mine and how fortunate you guys are to have such a world-class facility in your backyard and we’re happy to be apart of that,” she said.
During her tour of the hospital, Cindy stopped many times to speak with kids and their parents.
She praised the hospital’s design.
“It’s so impressive just how child-centric it is that it’s a place that it’s not scary for kids to come in to,” Crawford said.
“Normally the reason you’re at a children’s hospital, it’s not good news, so anything that can keep, distract the children and keep their mind off some of the heavier stuff that they’re dealing with just makes the whole experience for the entire family that much better,” she added.
Cindy quit modeling in 2000, but remains in the public eye with various business ventures, including the furniture line she’s launching at Levin Furniture.
“Style is style whether it’s what you wear or what you dress your house in,” says Cindy, “and it really reflects where I am in my life today which is more as a wife and a mother.”
The donation to Children’s Hospital came from her business partnership with Levin.