BayCare and the Tampa Yankees Team Up to Strike Out Cancer

TAMPA, Fla., May 23, 2016 Cancer survivors and their families are invited to a special night of baseball as BayCare and the Tampa Yankees step up to the plate in the fight against cancer on June 4 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. 

 Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for cancer survivors and guests.  At 5 p.m., children under 14 will be able to run the bases and at 5:10 p.m., Tampa Yankees will sign autographs on the concourse.  At 5:30 p.m., 12 BayCare cancer survivors and a BayCare Extraordinary Caregiver will take part in the pregame ceremonies.  The game between the Tampa Yankees and Charlotte Stone Crabs begins at 6 p.m. followed by fireworks after the game.  During the evening, there also will be a Jersey Auction with donations going to BayCare’s hospital foundations.

 The event is free for BayCare cancer survivors and up to four of their guests.  If you are a cancer survivor or BayCare team member, call 855-314-8353 to obtain free tickets for you and up to four of your loved ones.  If you would like to attend this event to support cancer survivors and extraordinary caregivers, you may purchase tickets at BayCareCancerSurvivorEvent.org with $1 of your ticket price going to hospital foundations across BayCare.

 A patient is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis. Early detection is critical in striking out cancer, and BayCare encourages men and women to see their doctors regularly and to follow the national guidelines for regular cancer screenings. BayCare Health System is committed to helping people survive cancer by providing the latest advancements in medicine and technology in a compassionate and comfortable setting.

 About St. Joseph’s Hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital, part of the BayCare Health System, is known for advanced medical technology and compassionate care. Its Centers of Excellence include the Heart Institute, Cancer Institute, Stroke and Neuroscience Program, Robotic Surgery Program and Emergency/Trauma Departments, which treats more patients than any other hospital in the Tampa Bay region. More than 70 specialties are represented among the medical staff, from internal medicine to cardiology, neurology to surgery.  The hospital was founded in 1934 by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. 

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 14 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.