Astronaut Neil Armstrong, an Ohio native who died Saturday in Cincinnati at age 82, will always be a hero in the minds of many because of his historic Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. Now he will also now be known for taking yet another giant leap for mankind right here on earth through a posthumous memorial gift to two worthy organizations, including Cincinnati Children’s.
Yesterday, Armstrong’s family publicly requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions could be made to the Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or to the Neil Armstrong Scholarship Fund at the Telluride Foundation in Telluride, Colo.
This gift cements his legacy of leadership, generosity and passion for exploring new frontiers and will make him a hero to new generations of courageous physicians, researchers and patients. We are honored that Mr. Armstrong believed strongly in the mission of Cincinnati Children’s and gifts in his honor will help us improve the lives of young people around the world.
We invite you to learn more about Cincinnati Children’s. Contributions to the memorial fund can be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative, PO Box 5202, Cincinnati, Ohio 45201-5202.
Read more about Neil Armstrong’s life, career and his ties to Cincinnati.