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2012-09-27 10:26:17

HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of one local couple's unparalleled dedication and the extraordinary initiatives they have spearheaded to help find cures for pediatric cancers, Texas Children's Hospital announced the naming of its Cancer Center outpatient clinic as the Lester and Sue Smith Clinic at Texas Children's Cancer Center. The clinic is the largest pediatric cancer clinic in the nation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120927/DC82657) "We are...

2012-06-11 06:24:32

HOUSTON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Successful Texas oilman, philanthropist and two-time cancer survivor Lester Smith announced that a total of $9 million was raised to fight breast cancer by his recent Pink Well Challenge matching campaign, with over $8 million raised by the 30 participating breast cancer organizations and nearly $1 million awarded in matching funds from the Lester and Sue Smith Foundation. The Pink Well Challenge, a national campaign created by Smith to help...

2011-06-07 09:18:00

HOUSTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Disco superstar Gloria Gaynor joined well-known Texas philanthropists Lester and Sue Smith and over 200 breast cancer survivors and supporters in a colorful, surprise dance tribute set to Gaynor's live performance of "I Will Survive" at the Houston Galleria mall Saturday, June 4. The event had a single goal ---to celebrate the survivor in all of us and raise awareness about breast cancer, a disease that strikes one in eight women nationally. The...

2011-03-14 11:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Penitent Prisoner, an inmate-painted mural adorning the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary's Catholic Chaplain's Office, will be removed from the abandoned prison museum on Wednesday, March 16. Mural conservator Cassie Myers will take the painting to the Milner + Carr conservation studio in Philadelphia, where it will be restored before its April 2012 reinstallment. This mural is the iconic image painted by inmate Lester Smith in 1955 as...

2011-01-27 14:28:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oilman and philanthropist Lester Smith appears on Winning Strategies Friday, January 28( )at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Smith discusses his new book "You Gotta Dance Like No One's Watching" (www.yougottadance.org). Proceeds from sales of the book benefit breast cancer and genomic research. The book was selected by Mrs. Barbara Bush for inclusion in the April 28 Celebration of Reading event benefitting the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Listen at...