Pretty in Pink charity event returns!Sugar Land, TX - 6/7/2013
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the Fort Bend Junior Service League are coming together once again for the second annual Pretty in Pink-Town Square – presented by local breast surgeons Dr. Sandra Templeton and Dr. Kelly Dempsey – back for the second year.
Bottom Row: Kelly Dempsey, M.D., Presenting Sponsor; Kimberly Sprague, Marketing Coordinator; Leena Taneja, Sponsorship Chair & Director of Physician Relations; Becky Chalupa, Associate CNO; Sandra Templeton, M.D., Presenting Sponsor. Top Row: Amy Saenz, Physician Liaison; Cindy Dempster, FBJSL President; Kaelyn Bujnoch, Marketing Coordinator; Chris Siebenaler, CEO; Janet Leatherwood, CNO; Lowell Stanton, CFO and Heather Carroll, FBJSL Director of Community Relations.
This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m., and will feature live music, children’s games and fun activities for the whole family. At sundown, Sugar Land Town Square will be bathed in pink lights as a visible reminder of the importance of breast cancer awareness.
All proceeds from Pretty in Pink-Town Square will benefit the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Cancer Fund, which provides financial assistance to Fort Bend-area residents who are battling any type of cancer.
“Cancer patients often incur extra costs related to their condition, and in many cases, they can’t work for extended periods of time,” said Leena Taneja, Pretty in Pink-Town Square sponsorship chair and director of physician relations at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “While the fund cannot pay Methodist directly for medical bills, it can help pay for other non-hospital costs such as medical equipment, medications and wigs and even car or house payments, child care, transportation and other types of non-medical bills. Our goal is to make the fight against cancer a bit less financially stressful for our patients.”
Pretty in Pink-Town Square raised more than $110,000 last year, thanks to a number of local sponsors and the generosity of many who attended.
“Last year’s event was a lot of fun, but it was also a great way to give back to the community and help bring awareness to the difficulties that so many patients face as they battle cancer,” said Dr. Templeton, breast surgeon. “I especially like the fact that all money donated stayed in our community and was used to ease some of my patients’ financial burdens.”
The support provided by the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Cancer Fund can make a big difference in helping patients feel they are not alone in their fight, said Dr. Dempsey, breast surgeon. “I often see the financial toll that a cancer diagnosis can take on my patients,” she said. “Raising money for the MSLH Cancer Fund gives me the opportunity to help my patients on a different level. I encourage everyone to mark their calendars for Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. and come out to Sugar Land Town Square for Pretty in Pink.”
To make a donation or to learn more about Pretty in Pink-Town Square, visit MethodistSugarLand.com and click on the Donate Now button.