Morton Plant Mease Foundation Hosts National Author Kelly Corrigan for Annual Planters’ Spring Luncheon
CLEARWATER, Fla., (April 10, 2009)— The Morton Plant Mease Foundation is hosting national author Kelly Corrigan for its Annual Planters Spring Luncheon, Thursday, April 30, 11 a.m., Sandpearl Resort & Spa, 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. The annual event benefits local nursing students with financial, child care and transportation assistance.
Kelly Corrigan is the author of The Middle Place. In her book, Corrigan defines the sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap. She has much to say on balancing marriage, children, career, the care of her parents and adult duties including the period of time her breast cancer diagnosis and her father’s late stage cancer coincided. Corrigan has been featured in O Magazine, Glamour and Publisher’s Weekly.
The Planters is a group of Morton Plant Mease Foundation members dedicated to establishing an educational, social and friend-raising network for women and supports community outreach programs and events. The luncheon supports the Lois Odence Endowment, providing nursing students with financial assistance for such expenses as childcare and transportation. It was established in 2001, with gifts made in memory of Mrs. Odence, a founding member of Planters. Ruth DuPont chairs the Planters’ executive committee.
Tickets are $65 per person. For more information on attending the luncheon, please call the Morton Plant Mease Foundation at (727) 725-6718.
Established in 1977, the Morton Plant Mease Foundation is a charitable organization providing philanthropic support to Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals to achieve medical excellence and provide the care our community needs.
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.