The Oklahoman is reporting that the Toby Keith Foundation will move forward with its plans to build the Oklahoma City-based OK Kids Korral, a place to rest for families with children undergoing cancer treatment. Keith became a champion for children stricken with cancer after a friend’s child passed away.
The planned $8.5 million structure will be built on land owned by the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, which has approved project plans and designs. Construction on the 25,000-square-foot building is expected to start in spring 2012 and complete late in 2013.
Accommodations include 12 overnight suites, with the capacity to host five people each. There are an additional four suites reserved for families who have to wait for afternoon appointments.