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2014 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Invites Adult Cancer Survivors to Attend Camp Living Springs
08/06/2014

16th Annual Retreat Designed for Relaxation and Fun to Nurture the Spirit
CLEARWATER, Fla., (August 5, 2014) – Morton Plant Mease Volunteer Resources invite adult cancer survivors to the 16th annual Camp Living Springs, a three day weekend retreat giving cancer survivors the chance to leave behind daily routines and obligations and nurture their spirit. This year’s event will be October 17 – 19, 2014, and is presented in partnership with the YMCA of the Suncoast.

Every year, 75 adult cancer survivors (men and women, age 18 and older) are transported to a 100-acre retreat near the Manatee River in Ellenton to participate in many outdoor activities including canoeing, fishing, nature walks, and campfires. There’s also restorative yoga, crafts, and nightly entertainment. It also allows cancer survivors to bond and share their experiences.

All meals, lodging, activities, and transportation are provided through a community outreach grant from the Morton Plant Mease Foundation. Camp Living Springs has been honored with the Daily Points of Light Award and the Extraordinary Program Award from the American Society for Directors of Volunteer Services.

Applications to attend Camp Living Springs are available by calling Morton Plant Hospital Volunteer Resources at (727) 461-8010. The deadline is Wednesday, August 22, 2014. With space limited, campers are encouraged to apply early.

About Morton Plant Mease
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.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.

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Contact:
Beth Hardy
(727) 298-6199 Phone
(727) 402-8113 Pager
Lisa Creswell
(727) 461-8538 Phone
(727) 402-5975 Pager