TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Florida Hospital, soon to be AdventHealth, the Exclusive Hospital of
"The Treasure Chests 5K has evolved into one of the Tampa Bay area's premier family-friendly running events and this year's edition should be the biggest and best yet," said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. "The race, followed by our game against the Cleveland Browns that same afternoon, makes for a great day focused on recognizing survivors and supporting breast cancer research. We are thrilled to once again team up with our partners at Florida Hospital, soon to be AdventHealth, as we strive to make a real impact in the fight against breast cancer."
This year's race is Sunday, October 21, and will start and finish at the Buccaneers' indoor practice facility at the AdventHealth Training Center. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. Thousands of participants are expected, and all racers will be invited to the Breast Cancer Awareness Game that same day to watch the Bucs take on the Cleveland Browns at Raymond James Stadium.
"Breast cancer affects one in every eight women and is a life changing diagnosis. The Florida Hospital West Florida Division Foundation is a direct beneficiary of the funds raised at this event and all funds will be directed to support breast cancer patient services in the Tampa Bay area.
Florida Hospital is committed to providing the best care to patients, using the most advanced technology possible, and making it easy for every patient, every time. You can schedule a mammogram online with Florida Hospital at http://www.PinkOutTampaBay.com, or call 1-844-804-9378.
One of this year's Honorary Race Starters will be Florida Hospital breast cancer patient, Carol Henderson, a three-time survivor currently living with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Carol, a 55-year-old wife and mom from Tampa, FL, was first diagnosed in 2009. After surgery and treatment, Carol was in remission until a recurrence in 2015 and a diagnosis again this year. Carol has endured over two dozen surgeries, 90 radiation treatments and is currently in chemotherapy treatment.
In addition to her status as the Honorary Race Starter, Florida Hospital will also host Carol at the Breast Cancer Awareness Game on Sunday, October 21, where she'll receive pre-game VIP access and pirate ship passes. Carol will also be a recognized breast cancer survivor on the field during the game.
About Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System (soon to be AdventHealth) The West Florida Division of Adventist Health System is a 1,810 bed health care system currently comprised of ten acute-care hospitals including Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital Dade City, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Ocala, Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wauchula, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including Florida Hospital Central Pasco ER, Florida Hospital Palm Harbor ER and Florida Hospital TimberRidge ER. Additionally, it has one post-acute care facility, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, over 45 multi-specialty Florida Hospital Physician Group practices, 15 Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens clinics and 6 Florida Hospital Centra Care Urgent Care Centers. The West Florida Division also provides home health care in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando, and Polk Counties, as well as in parts of Sumter County. For more information, go to floridahospital.com.
Florida Hospital is honored to be part of this event to support breast cancer research and raise awareness in our community about the disease and the latest advancements in treatment," said Lauren Key, Senior Executive Officer of Consumer Strategy, Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System.
SOURCE Florida Hospital West Florida Division
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