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2011 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease and Clearwater Threshers Team Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness Night
06/14/2011

CLEARWATER, Fla., (June 13, 2011) - The hospitals of Morton Plant Mease and the Clearwater Threshers step up to the plate to raise awareness about prostate cancer.  Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men and according to the America Cancer Society, more than two million men are prostate cancer survivors.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Night will be held Friday, June 24, 2011, 6:30 p.m., at Bright House Field, 601 N.Coachman Rd, Clearwater. Wearing blue jerseys, the Clearwater Threshers will take on the Daytona Cubs. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the first 1,000 fans will receive a blue replica Threshers jersey. For ticket prices and more information, visit www.threshersbaseball.com

Some of the players' jerseys will be autographed and auctioned off with other donated items from local businesses during the silent auction. Proceeds from the event will be used to provide community screenings and education services, as well as assistance for prostate cancer patients who may not have the resources for treatment.

The hospitals of Morton Plant Mease offer prostate cancer patients the most advanced treatment options available to combat the disease, including robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomies and ultrasound-guided seed implantation. Additional treatment options include traditional surgery to remove the prostate gland, external beam radiation therapy and hormone therapy. A variety of support groups and services are also available to all cancer patients and their families to help them cope with the impact of cancer on their daily lives.

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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Media Contact: Denise Moore, (727) 461-8538 Phone, (727) 402-5975 Pager