ProPath® Celebrates the Season at the 25th Annual Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade

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ProPath, a pathology practice providing diagnostic services to clinicians and medical facilities nationwide, today announced that it will once again be a sponsor of the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade.

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ProPath physicians and staff carry the toy solider balloon through the streets of Dallas in the 2011 Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade.

We are proud to be a sponsor of Children’s Medical Center and the life changing work they do in our community.

Join Children's Medical Center patients, ProPath, and Santa Claus by kicking off the holiday season at the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade, December 1st at 10:00 A.M. in downtown Dallas. The 25th annual Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade will march through the streets of downtown Dallas to raise money for the Child Life Department at Children's. This year's parade will feature Nickelodeon star Liz Gillies, spirited marching bands, magical holiday floats, larger-than-life balloons and more.

The Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade is the largest one-day event in Dallas with more than 350,000 attendees. This nationally televised event is a holiday tradition for families throughout North Texas and across the country, thanks to the television syndication that reaches more than 99 million households.

ProPath is a featured balloon sponsor for this year’s parade for the third consecutive year. ProPath physicians and staff participate in the parade as giant inflatable balloon handlers. Employees become the tether and manipulators of the balloon while proudly displaying the ProPath logo as part of their uniform.

“We are proud to be a sponsor of Children’s Medical Center and the life changing work they do in our community,” said Cory A. Roberts, M.D., President and Medical Director of ProPath. “A great time is had by our physicians and staff alike each year while marching a balloon through the streets of Dallas. We hope to be a part of this joyous event for years to come”.

The Parade beneficiary is a department of Child Life experts who provide age-appropriate therapies to help children cope with their hospital stay through diagnosis-specific education, therapeutic and bedside activities, and medical play. Specialists work extensively with parents and family members to provide support as well as prepare patients for surgical procedures. Services like Child Life are not covered by insurance and are funded by philanthropy.

About Children's Medical Center
The private, not-for-profit Children's Medical Center is the fifth-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country, with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. Children's was the state's first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more information, please visit http://www.childrens.com.

About ProPath
ProPath is the premier team of pathologists providing outpatient anatomic and full-service, hospital based pathology services to physicians, surgery centers, hospitals and reference laboratories nationwide. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, our practice and internationally recognized immunohistochemistry laboratory have some of the most competitive turnaround times for routine specimens. ProPath is a wholly physician-owned pathology group that remains devoted to comprehensive, quality diagnostic services for unsurpassed patient care. We have been providing reliable and convenient pathology services since 1966. ProPath is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the Department of Human Services in Accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). We follow comprehensive quality control and quality improvement programs. Our team of nearly 40 board certified pathologist has subspecialty training and expertise in dermatopathology, renal pathology, hematopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, urologic pathology, immunohistochemistry, cytopathology, surgical pathology, breast pathology and molecular diagnostics. For more information about ProPath, please visit http://www.propath.com.

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