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St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation Medallion Gala Celebrates the Triathlon

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (March 26, 2012) – Just a week after the St. Anthony’s Triathlon, the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation will celebrate the race and the spirit of sport at its annual Medallion Gala on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Tickets are available now for the gala, which will be held in the Palm Court Ballroom of the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg.


The annual black-tie optional gala will begin at 6 p.m. and features cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and dancing with live music from the Paradise Band of Orlando. Silent auction items include hotel stays and weekend getaways at the Gilchrist Club in Trenton, Fla., and the Don Cesar on St. Pete Beach; golf packages, theater tickets and in-home wine parties. Proceeds from the event will support Women’s Health Services and St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine.


“St. Anthony’s Hospital was built on the foundation of caring for the health of our community,” said Michael Faehner, St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation chairman. “This year’s gala will continue that more than 80-year legacy by providing services to those who need them most.”


Tickets are $225 per person. 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: www.StAnthonysFoundation.org. Please RSVP by Friday, April 27.


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 is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony’s celebrated its 80th year 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 2011 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.


About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 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, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.


Contact: Sherry Robinson (727) 825-1445 Phone; (727) 257-7052 Pager