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Second annual Pretty in Pink raises funds for cancer patients

Sugar Land, TX - 10/28/2013

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The community charity event, Pretty in Pink—Town Square, raised more than $114,000 to benefit local cancer patients through the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Cancer fund.

Presenting sponsors, Breast Surgeons – Dr. Sandra Templeton & Dr. Kelly Dempsey joined a wide range of other sponsors and donors to make Pretty in Pinka huge success.

“I was so honored to be a part of this important event for the second year in a row,” said Dr. Sandra Templeton, breast surgeon. “It was 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. I especially like the fact that all money donated will stay at our hospital and relieve some of my patients’ financial burdens.”

“As a breast surgeon I see the financial toll a cancer diagnosis can take on my patients. Raising money for the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital cancer fund gives me the opportunity to help my patients on a different level,” said Dr.

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Kelly Dempsey, breast surgeon. “It wasamazing to see the community come out and support the event. It was a tremendous turnout, which helped us raise more money for the cancer fund.”

“We wanted to create a fund where our patients could directly benefit from our efforts.  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, sponsorship chair and director of physician relations at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  “While the fund cannot pay Houston Methodist directly for medical bills, it can help pay for other non-hospital related costs, such as medical equipment, medications, dentistry, car payments, house payments, wigs, etc.  Our hope is to make the fight against cancer a bit less financially stressful for our patients.”

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“Pretty in Pink was a great example of how we can come together as a community to help others in need,” said Leena. “We look forward to seeing the funds raised help those fighting cancer in our community.”

Organizers send a heartfelt thank you to our volunteers, presenting sponsors, Dr. Dempsey and Dr. Templeton, along with all of the Pretty in Pink sponsors including:
Consolidated Home Health; Houston Methodist Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine; Sugar Land Vein Specialists; Texas Spine & Neurosurgery Center; TNT Dynamite; Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine; Everest Inpatient Physicians; Renew Laser & Skin; Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes Magazine; Chevray Plastic Surgery; EmergiGroup; Greater Houston Anesthesiology; Charles Conlon, M.D.; Sangeeta Saikia, M.D.; Sweetwater OB/GYN Associates; Brain & Spine Clinic; Colorectal Surgical Associates; Houston InPatient Physician Associates; Houston Radiology Associated; Jeremy Szeto, D.O.; Lorelei Capocyan, M.D.; Nasrullah Manji, M.D.; Richmond Gastroenterology Associates; Stephen Phillips, M.D.; Sugar Land Colon and Rectal Clinic; Sugar Land OB/GYN; Sweetwater Angiography Center; Westport Custom Homes; Houston Wellness Boutique; Mohiuddin, Tripathy & Moinuddeen CV Surgery Associates; Azul Plastic Surgery; Clive Shkedy, M.D.; FLOSS Dental Sugar Land; Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Methodist Pulmonary

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& Sleep Medicine Specialists; Nancy A. Magsino, M.D.; Paresh Jadav, M.D. and Sugar Land Oncology.

To see photos from Pretty in Pink, visit our Facebook page, facebook.com/methodistsugarland.

You too can help support; donate now, even if it is something small. To donate, visit our website at houstonmethodist.org/sugarland and click on the “DONATE NOW” button.

For assistance or more information regarding the funds available, call or email Frances Goerlich at 281-274-7930 or fgoerlich@houstonmethodist.org.

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