Annual Fashion Show Raises $245,000 for Cancer Research, Cardiac Awareness|
FORT WORTH, Texas — In its 20th year, the Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation’s annual Puttin’ on the Pink Fashion Luncheon raised net proceeds of $245,000 to provide vital cancer and cardiac screenings for underserved women in Fort Worth and surrounding communities.
On April 4, more than 900 guests attended the 2013 Puttin’ on the Pink event, which was sponsored by Neiman Marcus and held at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The event was hosted by the Kupferle Health Board of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation.
“It is so important for women to be proactive with their health care and, unfortunately, there are many women in our community who do not have access to regular screenings without the great support provided through Puttin’ on the Pink funds,” said Paige Pate, co-chair of the 2013 event. “What an honor it has been to support this endeavor, especially knowing that the funds we raised will support lifesaving services for women in our community.”
Pate co-chaired this year’s event with Suzanne Sanders. Rosie Moncrief served as its honorary chair. In its 20 years, Puttin’ on the Pink has raised more than $3.5 million and evolved from providing screening mammograms to providing a full range of cancer and cardiac screenings for area underserved women.
Every year, the Kupferle Health Board honors a deserving individual or community organization at Puttin’ on the Pink with the Altruism Award for unselfishly reaching out to women in the fight against breast disease and other women’s health issues. The 2013 winner of this award was community leader Anne Paup, who was the first Kupferle Health Board Chair (then called the Doris Kupferle Advisory Board), which started in 1990.
“I have received wonderful feedback on this year’s event and how special it was to revisit the rich history of Puttin’ on the Pink with inspirational comments from both Honorary Chair Rosie Moncrief and Altruism Award Winner Anne Paup,” Pate said. “How remarkable to consider how it all began 20 years ago while also pausing to reflect upon how much Puttin’ on the Pink has grown, now providing not only breast cancer screenings but also all types of cancer and cardiac screenings for underserved women in Fort Worth and surrounding communities.”
Thanks to the generous contributions of Puttin’ on the Pink sponsors and donors, the following services were administered at no cost to women in need on the Wellness for Life mobile health units and the Kupferle Comprehensive Breast Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth:
- 2,222 digital screening mammograms
- 397 breast diagnostic procedures
- 939 cervical cancer screenings
- 130 colon cancer screenings
- 166 bone density screenings
- 631 cardiovascular risk assessments
About Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation
Through philanthropy, Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation provides support to seven Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals in Alliance, Azle, Cleburne, Fort Worth, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Southwest Fort Worth and Stephenville as well as Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Established in 1991, Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation plays a critical role in continuing the mission of the Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. The Foundation strives to enhance the delivery of quality patient care by joining with committed donors to sustain the long-term fiscal viability of the hospital that are a part of Texas Health Harris Methodist. Through the efforts of the Foundation, the strong tradition of community support through philanthropy enables the Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital to forge ahead in medical research and education, technology and the provision of quality patient care. For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/HarrisFoundation.
About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County since 1930. The hospital’s services include cardiovascular services, high-risk and routine obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. Texas Health Fort Worth is also home to the 100-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist Heart Center. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians practicing on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/FortWorth.