Pretty In Pink – Town Square – Family-fun charity event to benefit local cancer patients

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the Fort Bend Junior Service League are teaming up once again to host the second annual charitable event to benefit Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s cancer patients.

Pretty In Pink – Town Square – presented by Breast Surgeons – Dr. Sandra Templeton & Dr. Kelly Dempsey– is scheduled for Friday, October 11, at Sugar Land Town Square.  At the family-fun event there will be live music, kid’s activities, and at sun-down, we will light up Town Square pink.

All proceeds from Pretty in Pink-Town Square will benefit the Houston 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 Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  “While the fund cannot pay Houston Methodist directly for medical bills, it can help pay for other non-hospital costs such as medical equipment, medications and wigs, child care, transportation and other types of non-medical bills, including car or house payments. 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 Houston 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 Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital 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.”

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