Bob Costas, Cardinal Glennon unveil new underwater-themed recovery center

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 12 at 5:43 AM

(KMOV.com) – Sports broadcaster Bob Costas and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center unveiled a new colorful and child-friendly space aimed at helping cancer patients recover.

The Costas Center sees 6,000 patients each year and is specifically designed to help children face treatments for pediatric cancer and life-threatening blood and immune disorders. Officials reported the renovations cost $820,000 and were supported by the Bob Costas Benefit and various fundraisers.

The area includes bubble walls, a pirate ship and a 28-foot interactive yellow submarine with the capability to show movies and play video games.

Costas is a member of the Board of Governors for Cardinals Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

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