Branded event approaching, helps children through care

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Careity Foundation has been the business of providing services and early detection for economically challenged cancer patients for years.

However, many of those patients are children that face similar serious complex medical problems. But, for the last eight years, the Careity Foundation and Cook Children’s have been teaming up to help children through Pediatric Palliative Care.

“Pediatric Palliative Care is a specialty service that cares for children with life-threatening illnesses,” said Lyn Walsh, President and CEO of the Careity Foundation. “At base, Palliative Care is a holistic approach to the relief of suffering in all of it's dimensions - physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual. The Palliative Care Team focuses on enhancing comfort, quality of life and support for all who are sharing in the child's journey in love.”

She said the team helps with access to services and resources, care coordination, anticipatory guidance and symptom management.

“The focus is not on end of life, but on compassionate specialized care to help children live as well as possible for as long as possible,” she added.

Careity helped bring the pediatric palliative care program to Cook Children’s eight years ago through its “Branded” event - a western chic fashion show - which continues to support the program with more than $2 million raised to date.

This event will help continue to raise charitable funds in support of the Careity Foundation with a directive towards pediatric palliative care through Cook Children's in Fort Worth. Supporters will enjoy dinner and dancing with live entertainment and an upscale western-style show featuring top designers. A live and silent auction will be followed by charity casino entertainment. The event will be Sat., Aug. 24, at Cendera Center in Fort Worth from 6:15 p.m. -11 p.m. For more information go to: www.

Lance Winter, 817-594-9902 Twitter: @Lancewinter

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