Florida Hospital and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Kicking off the Fourth Annual Bucs Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk

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Join us for the Bucs Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk, benefiting the Florida Hospital Foundation and breast cancer research this Saturday, October 29th at Raymond James Stadium.

Treasure Chests 5K

We know that early detection is key to winning the war against breast cancer and we look forward to participating in the race to raise funds for a good cause

Calling all hands on deck! Florida Hospital, the exclusive hospital of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are teaming up for the fourth annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk held benefiting breast cancer research and patient services in Tampa Bay. The race is being held on Saturday morning, October 29th at Raymond James Stadium and is expected to attract more than 4,000 participants. In addition to the race, participants will be invited back to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday October 30th to cheer on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Oakland Raiders, kickoff at 1pm. This growing event plays a large role in supporting breast cancer awareness in Tampa Bay while encouraging the community to get out and move for a very important cause.

“We are excited to once again join with our Pewter Partners at Florida Hospital to create awareness and raise much-needed funds for breast cancer research through the Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk and Corporate Challenge,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “The Buccaneers are committed to making a difference in our community and teaming up with like-minded partners such as Florida Hospital allows us to have the greatest impact in and around the Tampa Bay area as we work to bring an end to breast cancer.”

The Florida Hospital West Florida Region Foundation is a beneficiary of the funds raised at this event. All funds will be directed to support breast cancer patient services in the Tampa Bay area. To further demonstrate Florida Hospital’s commitment to breast cancer prevention, more than 160 Florida Hospital employees will be supporting the Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk and attending the Bucs vs. Raiders game the next day.

“As the Exclusive Hospital of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we partner on a number of health and wellness events throughout the year. We know that early detection is key to winning the war against breast cancer and we look forward to participating in the race to raise funds for a good cause. We also hope to defend our title as the Corporate Challenge champion with the largest team and most funds raised for the event for the past two years,” said Lauren Key, VP of Marketing for the Florida Hospital West Florida Region.

Additionally, Florida Hospital will host a breast cancer survivor at Sunday’s game to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness month. The survivor will have the opportunity to watch the game from the VIP Lounge with Buccaneer’s Pirate Ship access. She will be included in the half-time program to raise awareness about breast cancer along with 500 runners participating in the 5K and will also be the Honorary Race Starter at the Treasure Chests 5K.

Through this unique partnership, the Bucs and Florida Hospital are making a commitment to positively impact the health and wellness of the Tampa Bay community. Visit http://www.CatchBucsFever.com for more information and to watch the new commercial. The website highlights the Florida Hospital and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ partnership initiatives and provides updates on health events, news clips, commercials, as well as opportunities to share fan photos exhibiting “Bucs Fever” via social media outlets. Florida Hospital and the Bucs will continue to launch health initiatives throughout the year designed to engage and help transform the health and wellness of the Tampa Bay community.

About Florida Hospital West Florida Region
The Florida Hospital West Florida Region is a not‐for‐profit 1,295‐bed hospital system composed of Florida Hospital Tampa/Pepin Heart Institute, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit FloridaHospital.com.

About The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in their 41st year as members of the National Football League and compete in the National Football Conference’s South Division. They were purchased by the late Malcolm Glazer in 1995 and are currently owned by the Glazer Family. Established in 1976, the Buccaneers have totaled six division championships, one conference championship and one Super Bowl Championship. The Buccaneers are also very active in the community, with the Glazer Family Foundation and Bucs Care dedicated to making a difference in the Tampa Bay area through programming that will inspire, equip and celebrate the “Champion” in each of us, highlighted by the Glazer Children’s Museum, opened in downtown Tampa in 2010. To learn more about how the Buccaneers make a difference in the community through the Bucs for a Better Bay initiative, visit http://www.buccaneers.com/community.

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