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2011 Press Releases
Traffic Alert For Upcoming Morton Plant Mease Prostate Cancer Awareness Race
08/30/2011

 

CLEARWATER, Fla., (August 30, 2011) – Local traffic will be impacted as part of the second Morton Plant Mease Foundation Prostate Cancer Awareness Race, scheduled to get underway on the Morton Plant Hospital campus Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 a.m. 

The event is expected to attract approximately 1,000 runners, volunteers and spectators for the family-friendly 5K run/walk.

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

The Morton Plant Mease Foundation is working with officials, with law enforcement officers from Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the cities of Clearwater and Belleair directing traffic during the event.

Participants can register by visiting 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 day of the race.

The family-friendly event 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.

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