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ZT Wealth and Altus 11th Annual Gala Raises Money for Local Charities

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Houston, Nov. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZT Wealth, a full-service wealth management company, and Altus Healthcare Management Services, an exclusive network of physicians, will hold their 11th annual Toast to Living Well Gala, December 1, 2012, at the Hilton Americas Houston Hotel. The evening celebrates philanthropic efforts in the community, and raises funds to assist in providing healthcare, patient assistance and educational initiatives through the Pearland-based Altus Foundation.

The Altus Foundation was established in 2011 by Taseer Badar, Co-Founder and CEO of ZT and Altus HMS, to provide resources and support for financially challenged patients in need of healthcare and hospice services. The Foundation provides a range of assistance from community health and education programs to financial support for payment of cancer treatments and/or hospice care.

Each year the foundation selects a "Charity of Choice" to support. This year's "Charity of Choice" recipient is baseball legend, former Yankee and Texas native, Andy Pettittes' Endowment Fund, which provides financial assistance to students at San Jacinto College. The Altus Foundation believes that education is the key to equipping our next generation of leaders.

"We are thankful for the ongoing generous support of all our sponsors, employees and partners. Together we have made a lasting impact on people right here in our community and around the world," Taseer said. "We recognized early on the importance of companies having a voice in philanthropic efforts and giving back, which is why we created the Altus Foundation."

Over the past 10 years, ZT and Altus HMS have raised significant sums of money at their Toast to Living Well galas benefiting several local and international charities, including The Rose, Houston's leading breast cancer organization; The DIL Foundation, established by Pakistani-Americans with a desire to improve the state of education in Pakistan's underdeveloped areas; and The Ashlyn Horry Foundation, which provides resources for disabled youth.

The 2012 Toast to Living Well gala is generously sponsored by several Texas-based companies, including Alex Rodriguez Mercedes-Benz, Beck-Ford Construction, Champions Energy, Furniture Cubicle System, HRSS CPA & Advisors, Penn Mutual, Philips Respironics, Sterling Group, Wali & Associates and X3 Connect.

For additional information about the event and a complete list of sponsors, please visit www.toasttolivingwell.com.

When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 6 p.m.

Where: Hilton Americas

1600 Lamar

Downtown Houston

About the Altus Foundation

Founded in 2011, the Altus Foundation's mission is to develop resources for patients in need of healthcare services at an Altus healthcare facility utilizing philanthropic support and provide patient and community educational programs.

About ZT Wealth

ZT WEALTH, INC. is a full-service wealth management company that works in partnership with its clients and physician-investors to create wealth through a broad range of Traditional, Alternative and Equity Investments and Financial Vehicles. Our commitment is to build long-term relationships through providing special attention, surpassing expectations, and adhering to high standards of quality and responsiveness.

About Altus HMS

Altus Healthcare Management Services is a network of more than 800 progressive physicians collaborating to achieve professional and financial growth through the creation, promotion and management of leading-edge healthcare facilities and services. Altus is a company by and for physicians who believe that empowering health providers results in better health care.

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Source: ZT Global Investments