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2010 Press Releases
Traffic Alert for Prostate Cancer Awareness Race
08/20/2010
CLEARWATER, Fla., (August 19, 2010) – Approximately 1,000 runners are expected to compete in the inaugural Morton Plant Mease Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness Race in Clearwater on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at 7:30 a.m. Morton Plant Mease Foundation is working with city officials to notify citizens of the event and of possible travel impact during the early morning race.

The following streets will be impacted from approximately 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the race:

- Corbett Street
- Druid Road South
- Druid Road West
- Oak Avenue
- Rogers Street
- Orange Avenue
- Willadel Drive
- Coe Road
- Flamingo Drive
- Bay Avenue

Police officers from the cities of Clearwater and Belleair will be directing traffic during the event.

Participants can sign up for the family friendly event by visiting www.active.com and searching for Morton Plant Mease, or the race application is available by logging on to www.mpmhealth.com and clicking the Prostate Cancer Awareness Race banner.

The registration fee is $25 until August 31, $30 through September 10 and $35 on the day of the race, September 11. The registration fee for the Kids Dash at 9am is $10 through September 11. Entry fees are non-refundable. Online registration closes on September 10. Registration capacity is limited to 1,000 entries.

Morton Plant Mease Health Care offers prostate cancer patients the most advanced treatment options available to combat the disease. The proceeds from this race will be used to provide community screenings, education and counseling services.

For more information on the Morton Plant Mease Prostate Cancer Awareness Race, please call (727) 253-4056.

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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Contact for Media Information:
Beth Hardy
(727) 298-6199 - Phone
(727) 402-8113 - Pager