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Proceeds of the 2010 Z’Tejas Chile Bash Presented to Survivorship Center at Dell Children’s

Z’Tejas supports Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG Childhood Cancer Survivorship Center at the Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, TX

PRLog - Nov. 8, 2010 - ROUND ROCK, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas –  Z’Tejas, known for its fresh, flavorful and innovative menu, presented the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center at the Dell Children’s Medical Center a check for $3,362 raised through their Chile Bash fundraiser during September of 2010.  Adam Murphy, General Manager of the Z’Tejas 6th Street location in Austin, said “We are grateful for the support our guests have shown for this event, and Z’Tejas is proud to support such a deserving organization and the example LIVESTRONG has provided in fighting the battle of cancer.”  

The LIVESTRONG Childhood Cancer Survivorship Center at the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas supports and encourages children cancer survivors by guiding families with plans to address the complicated needs following treatment.  Children survivors are reinforced with advocates that help them navigate the physical, emotional and educational challenges that are frequently associated with their treatment.  This program aids in stabilizing the continued recovery of young cancer survivors into strong and healthy adults.  

Rita Willoughby of the Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation commented “Seton has truly produced a wonderful and uplifting facility.  The beautiful natural accents of the building and sun-lit rooms are only the beginning of what is provided to support healing.  We really appreciate the contribution by Z’Tejas to the LIVESTRONG Center.”

The Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin is the first hospital in the world to achieve Platinum status under the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. "We passionately pursued the LEED Platinum designation to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability, protect our central Texas environment, and most important, improve the clinical outcomes for our patients," said Bob Bonar, President and CEO, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. "The connection between a healthy environment and improved patient outcomes is well established.  The clinical impact of improved air quality, availability of sunlight, and the addition of "natural" settings have all been examined. For example, a University of Pittsburgh study in 2004 showed that patients with access to ample sunlight required 20 percent less pain medication."

The virtual tour of Seton’s Dell Children’s Medical Center is available at www.dellchildrens.net.

One reason Z’Tejas decided to support this center is due to their unique history with the LIVESTRONG organization.  “The idea of the Lance Armstrong Foundation began at Z’Tejas 6th Street location in 1996, so it’s only fitting that we support the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center,” said Nick Rotas, Regional Manager of Z’Tejas.  “Lance and four others met for dinner with the common goal to unite people battling cancer, and now we are proud to provide support for this cause.”

About Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas- Dell children’s Medical Center of Central Texas replaced Children's Hospital of Austin and opened in June 2007.  Dell Children’s is a state-of-the-art facility providing medical care to sick and injured children and adolescents in the 46-county Central Texas region.  Care is provided to all children who come for treatment regardless of their family's ability to pay for services. Dell Children’s is part of the non-profit Seton Family of Hospitals.

About LIVESTRONG Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong and based in Austin, Texas, LIVESTRONG fights for the 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. LIVESTRONG connects individuals to the support they need, leverages funding and resources to spur innovation and engages communities and leaders to drive social change. Known for the iconic yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG’s mission is to inspire and empower anyone affected by cancer. For more information visit LIVESTRONG.org.

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About Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill--Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill offers a wide array of fresh, flavorful and innovative menu items inspired by culinary influences from Louisiana, Texas, California and Mexico. Z’Tejas strives daily to provide a great meal, a good time and extraordinary hospitality. The restaurants offer a casual experience equipped with lively dining rooms and landscaped patios. For more information and upcoming events/specials please visit ZTejas.com

Z’Tejas Locations:
Z’Tejas Downtown Z’Tejas Arboretum Z’Tejas Avery Ranch
1110 West 6th Street 9400-A. Arboretum Blvd. 10525 W. Parmer Lane
Austin, TX 78703 Austin, TX 78759 Austin, TX 78717
512.478.5355 512.346.3506 512.388.7772

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