Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and the Tenet Healthcare Foundation supported the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Cy-Fair Relay for Life event that was held April 25 and 26 at Cypress Woods High School. The annual fundraiser event is a community-wide, survivors' celebration and relay-style walk that benefits cancer research, education and patient services.
One of the evening's highlights is the Luminaria Ceremony. The night is brightened by the glow of lighted bags called luminarias, each honoring someone who has battled cancer or has been lost to the disease.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there were an estimated 37,030 cancer-related deaths in Texas last year. Routine screenings by a physician may prevent some cancers, including cervical cancer, breast and colorectal cancer, and early detection of cancers through these screenings can be the key.
For more information about the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, visit www.CyFairHospital.com.
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About Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital has been serving the northwest Houston community for over 25 years and is part of the Cy-Fair Regional Health Network (Network), a locally focused health network designed to improve access to primary care services in the Cy-Fair area. The Network currently comprises Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, a 166-bed acute care hospital located at 10655 Steepletop Drive; Cy-Fair Medical Partners, a physician network that includes four convenient clinics and eight primary care physicians in outlying communities surrounding the hospital; Cypress Fairbanks Urgent Care Center, a minor emergency care facility located at 9110 Barker Cypress; and Cy-Fair Professional Building, a new medical office building currently under construction and slated for completion in Spring 2008. Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital ranks among the nation’s top hospitals for several service lines from HealthGrades, a leading source for independent health care quality information, including overall Bariatric surgery, overall pulmonary services, overall critical care, maternity care, and for treatment of heart failure and stroke. To learn more about Cy-Fair Regional Health Network, please visit www.CyFairRegionalHealthNetwork.com.
About Tenet Healthcare Foundation
Tenet Healthcare Foundation is a charitable foundation sponsored by the Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Endowed by Tenet, the Foundation, along with Tenet Texas-Gulf Coast, directs most of its grants to help unmet health care needs in the communities served by facilities owned by Tenet subsidiaries. The Foundation also provides grants to various educational, social services, civic and humanities – supporting organizations nationwide.