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Chicago's Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital is applauding Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for their efforts to raise money for the institution.  The couple recently announced that they don't want gifts from friends and family in celebration of their first child together.  Instead, they are asking those closest to them to donate money to the children's hospital. 

Reps for the hospital tell they want to extend their "sincerest gratitude" to the couple for their "thoughtfulness and support." 

Cash raised in Kim and Kanye's name will help fund the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that provides care for the "most critically ill babies and their families."  The rep adds that the hospital wishes them "all the best" in the arrival of their first child.  

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