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Pretty In Pink – Town Square

Sugar Land, TX - 6/6/2012

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) and the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) are teaming up to host a charitable event to benefit Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s cancer patients.

Pretty In PinkTop Row: Leena Taneja, Sponsorship Chair & Director of Physician Relations; Michelle Beeson, FBJSL Director of Publicity; Debbie Buckner, FBJSL Director of Community Relations; Kaelyn Bujnoch, Marketing Coordinator; Cindy Dempster, FBJSL President-Elect; Amy Saenz, Physician Liaison. Bottom Row: Sandra Templeton, M.D., Presenting Sponsor; Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Kelly Dempsey, M.D., Presenting Sponsor.

Pretty In Pink – Town Square– presented by Breast Surgeons – Dr. Sandra Templeton & Dr. Kelly Dempsey– is scheduled for Friday, October 19, at Sugar Land Town Square.  At the family-fun event there will be live music, kid’s activities, the famous Pink Fire Truck, and at sun-down, we will light up Town Square pink. The famous pink fire truck travels across the country as a part of the “Pink Heals Tour” to help raise money to fight cancer.

Everyone will have the opportunity to sign the pink fire truck. We will also hear from keynote speaker, former Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance president and Breast Cancer Survivor, Gail Parker. She will share with us how her optimism helped her stay positive while battling breast cancer. All monies raised will stay in the community to help MSLH patients who need personal assistance in their battle against cancer.

Pretty In Pink – Town Square benefits this amazing cause, and I am proud to be associated as the presenting sponsor,” says Dr. Dempsey, Breast Surgeon. “As a breast surgeon I see the financial toll a cancer diagnosis can take on my patients. Raising money for the MSLH/FBJSL Cancer Endowment gives me the opportunity to help my patients on a different level.”

“I am excited to be a part of this community event with such a great cause,” says Dr. Templeton, Breast Surgeon. “I especially like the fact that all money donated will stay at our hospital and relieve some of my patients’ financial burdens.”

Event organizers have already raised more than $50,000 from sponsors and are hoping for a large turnout at the event to maximize the amount of aid that can be distributed to local cancer patients.

“It is great to see the community come together for such a great cause,” said Leena Taneja, sponsorship chair and director of physician relations at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “In addition to their direct medical expenses, cancer patients often incur extra costs related to their condition, and in many cases, they can’t work for extended periods of time.  Pretty In Pink – Town Square will help provide assistance where needed to ensure that cancer patients don’t have the extra burden of trying to find help.”

Organizers send a heartfelt thanks to our presenting sponsors, Dr. Dempsey and Dr. Templeton, along with all of the Pretty In Pink’s sponsors including:

Texas Spine and Neurosurgery; Sugar Land Vein Specialists; Pierre Chevray, M.D., PhD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon; Consolidated Home Health; Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas; Renew Laser and Skin; Colorectal Surgical Associates; Richmond Gastroenterology Associates; Sugar Land Colon and Rectal Clinic; Stephen Phillips, M.D., Breast Radiologist; Sugar Land Oncology; Charles Conlon, M.D., Hematologist/ Oncologist; Uttam Tripathy, M.D. & Imran Mohiuddin, M.D.; Clive Shkedy, M.D., Radiation Oncologist; Sugar Land Pulmonary Associates; Advance Oncology; Turner Construction Company, Sugar Land OB/GYN and Methodist Family Medicine Group.

You too can help support; donate now, even if it is something small. To donate, visit our website at MethodistSugarLand.com and click on the pink button.

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