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2011 Press Releases
Volunteers Needed For Morton Plant Mease Prostate Cancer Awareness Race
08/24/2011

CLEARWATER, Fla., (August 24, 2011) – The Morton Plant Mease Foundation is recruiting a team of dedicated volunteers to assist with next month’s second Morton Plant Mease Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness Race.

The family-friendly 5K run/walk is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10 and starts at 7:30 a.m. on the Morton Plant Hospital campus, with the route taking runners through surrounding neighborhoods.

Volunteers can be part of this event by assisting in positions such as athlete check-in, water station, course marshal and finish line. Volunteers will receive a commemorative race T-shirt and access to food and beverages.

The event hopes to build on last year’s successful inaugural event that attracted more than 500 participants, including a number of prostate cancer survivors.

The race is presented by Urology Specialists of West Florida, and benefits Morton Plant Mease community screenings and education services and assists prostate cancer patients who may not have the resources for treatment.

The race is part of Morton Plant Mease’s recognition of September as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Awareness events will include screenings and lectures.

To volunteer or for more information, please call (727) 821-1521.

Registration is available online at www.imathlete.com/events/mpmf5k. The registration fee is $25 until Aug. 31 and $30 after Sept. 1. The registration fee for the Kids Dash is $10. Online registration closes Sept. 7, with late registration available onsite Sept. 9 and day of the race.

About Morton Plant Mease Health Care

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. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is a part of BayCare Health System which is the largest community-based health system in the region, providing expert medical care for a patient’s lifetime. 

About Morton Plant Mease Foundation

Established in 1977, Morton Plant Mease Foundation is a charitable organization providing philanthropic support to the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease Health Care to achieve medical excellence and provide the care of our community needs. 

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Media Contacts:

Beth Hardy, (727) 298-6199 Phone, (727) 402-8113 Pager

Jim Scavino, (727) 462-7416 Phone, (727) 402-5976 Pager