Morton Plant Mease Teams With Clearwater Threshers in Fight Against Breast Cancer
13th Annual Pitch for Pink Slated for July 20CLEARWATER, Fla., (June 25, 2018) -- Come prepared to see Pink – pink uniforms, pink shirts, pink roses and pink sunglasses – when you join the Morton Plant Mease team in the fight against breast cancer at the 13th annual Pitch for Pink Friday, July 20 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater.
The evening begins with the Breast Cancer Survivors Walk at 6 p.m. when Threshers players invite survivors of breast cancer to walk the bases. These courageous walkers will be cheered by players and fans and greeted near home plate by the physicians who treated many of them.
The game features the Clearwater Threshers, Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, taking on the Florida Fire Frogs, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. To honor breast cancer survivors, Threshers players will wear special pink jerseys, which will be autographed and auctioned off in a silent auction along with autographed pink bats, gift certificates and spa packages.
The first 1,000 women through the gate will receive a commemorative Pitch for Pink identity safe wallet, courtesy of Banquet Masters.
The event is a way to increase community awareness about the importance of early detection and to raise funds to help support the breast health services and programs at Morton Plant Mease. More than $290,000 has been raised through Pitch for Pink over the last 12 years.
“Through this partnership with the Clearwater Threshers and the support of the community, we have been able to fund many breast cancer programs that have helped countless women in our community,” said Ernestine Morgan, president and CEO of the Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation. “We are grateful to the Threshers organization, and everyone who has had a part in this effort through years.”
The event schedule:
- 5:30 p.m. – Gates open (first 1,000 women through the gates receive a commemorative Pitch for Pink identity safe wallet, courtesy of Banquet Masters)
- 6 p.m. – Breast cancer survivors’ walk
- 6:15 p.m. – Clearwater Threshers vs. Florida Fire Frogs
- Postgame – Fireworks courtesy of Banquet Masters
About Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation
Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation is committed to supporting the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease to improve the health and wellness of our community by inspiring people to invest in high-quality, compassionate care. The close connection between the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease and their neighbors reveal a unique spirit of giving – a relationship characterized by people caring for the hospitals that care for them. For more information, please visit www.mortonplantmeasefoundation.org.
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. For more information about Morton Plant Mease, go to www.baycare.org/about-us/morton-plant-mease.
About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.