Throughout The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, you can find different areas used for medical treatment, education, recreation and rest. One of those places is Kim’s Place, which is a recreational lounge for teen and young adult patients. It was named in honor of starting point guard Kim Perrot who played for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Houston Comets. She died 20 years ago from lung cancer that had metastasized to her brain at the age of 32.
Kim’s Place was built 15 years ago to fulfill Perrot’s vision of a place for adolescents and young adults to spend time relaxing, playing games and socializing with other patients while undergoing cancer treatment. Today, Kim’s Place is debuting its new look. The newly renovated lounge features:
- Karaoke machine
- Air-hockey table
- Guitar Hero
- Basketball hoops
- Perrot legacy wall
So, next time you are looking to relax or throw a basketball around, stop by and check out Kim’s Place. It is located in the Main Building, 2nd floor, near The Park. It is opened from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.