St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation Annual Gala Goes Off to the Races on Kentucky Derby Day

February 11, 2014
St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation Annual Gala Goes Off to the Races on Kentucky Derby Day

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 11, 2014) – Make plans now to run for the roses with fellow horse enthusiasts at the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation “Derby Gala” on May 3. “Gates” open at 5 p.m. at the University Student Center at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 200 Sixth Ave. S.

The Derby Gala, which will raise funds for the hospital’s Memory Disorders Center, will coincide with the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby which will be shown live at the event at 6:15 p.m. While the Kentucky Derby is considered the fastest two minutes in sports, the evening won’t end when the horses cross the finish line. There will be a special program, silent auction, dinner, a dessert and coffee bar and dancing.

Traditional Derby attire is encouraged – colorful dresses and wide-brimmed hats adorned with flowers and feathers. Black tie is optional.

Tickets start at $250 per guest. Event and table sponsorships also are available.

To purchase tickets, learn more about sponsorship opportunities or for more information, please call the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation office at (727) 825-1086 or visit the Foundation’s website at: Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 22.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony’s celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2011, and the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. St. Anthony’s has received the 2013 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement award. St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center received accreditation from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. For superior energy efficiency, St. Anthony’s earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR three consecutive times. St. Anthony’s Hospital is currently the only hospital in Pinellas County to have both the full Heart Failure Accreditation and the Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 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, South Florida Baptist and Winter Haven Hospital. For more information, visit BayCare on the web at