News Beware of Facebook Scam - but Please Consider Donations Via Amplify Austin

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AUSTIN, Texas - (March 20, 2014) - An individual recently posted to Facebook soliciting donations for a patient at "Dell Hospital." This is a false post. Please note, Seton Healthcare Family and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, a Seton hospital, do not solicit funds for individual patients at any time through social media. This incident has been reported to Facebook authorities.

Do NOT respond to or forward a message that states something like this:

THIS IS ONE A SICK ANIMAL. THIS GUY RAPED A FIVE YEAR OLD LITTLE GIRL. HE RUINED HER LIFE, SHE IS ALIVE & IN THE HOSPITAL CAN'T MOVE AND CAN NEVER HAVE CHILDREN,OR A NORMAL LIFE. THIS GUY GOES BY DIFFERENT NAMES. HE IS IN HIDING & HAS AIDS. THE LITTLE GIRL CAME OUT POSITIVE. PLEASE HELP US CATCH THIS ANIMAL. EVERYTIME THIS MESSEGE IS FWD, DELL HOSPITAL WILL DONATE $.15 TO MARIA'S MEDICATION & TREATMENT. PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO FWD THIS COULD'VE YOU'RE DAUGHTER OR SISTER.GOD BLESS. THANK YOU.

On the other hand, the Amplify Austin community-wide effort runs from 6 p.m. Thursday, March 20 until 6 p.m. Friday, March 21. It's a 24-hour festival of online giving in which all four Seton foundations are participating.

Please consider donating to Dell Children's or Seton's three other foundations which support local hospitals at the following links:

Children's Medical Center Foundation:
https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/ChildrensMedicalCenterFoundationofCentralTexas/overview
Donations support programs and services at Dell Children's.

The Seton Fund:
https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/newteachinghospital/overview
Donations will help build Seton's new teaching hospital in downtown Austin, next to the University of Texas at Austin's new Dell Medical School.

Seton Williamson Foundation:
https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/SetonWilliamsonFoundation/overview
Donations will support pediatric rehab services at Seton Williamson Medical Center in Round Rock

Seton Hays Foundation:
https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/SetonHaysFoundation/overview
Donations will support capital and equipment needs at Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle.

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