Baptist Medical Announced as Sponsor for Amelia Challenge

Staying healthy takes teamwork, the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise and Baptist Nassau are teaming up to present Amelia Challenge

Baptist Medical Announced as Sponsor for Amelia ChallengeBaptist Medical Center Nassau serves again as the “Title Sponsor” for the Amelia Challenge Event on November 12, 2011, presented by the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise!

Fernandina Beach, FL – Staying healthy takes teamwork, so the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise and Baptist Nassau are teaming up again this year to present the Amelia Challenge (AC2011), a spirited competition between multiple teams of four in a variety of physical and mental challenges.

The event will take place Saturday, November 12, at Fernandina Beach High School and will include biking, running, walking and mental challenges.

AC2011 is organized by the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise to raise funds for local, regional and international causes and emphasize the importance of exercise to staying healthy. While Baptist Nassau will be the title sponsor again this year, more sponsors are needed, and teams of four are encouraged to sign up now for the November event.

“Everyone had a ball last year!” says Rotary president, Katey Breen. “We exercised, tested our limits, met new people, and best of all generated several thousands of dollars for local non-profits. Everyone came away a winner!”

“This year’s proceeds will not only benefit local charities, but also support Mercy Ships, a global non-profit organization which provides healing services to impoverished residents of developing countries, she adds.”

“This is a great event that focuses on healthy fun and helps our community,” says Jim Mayo, Baptist Nassau administrator. “Our teams from Baptist Health are already gearing up to make a great showing this year and we hope to have lots of healthy competition.”

To sponsor a team or to find out more about the Amelia Challenge, visit, or contact Mark Dennis, Rotary Team Coordinator at 904-583-1887.

About Baptist Health
Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system comprised of Baptist Medical Center Downtown and Baptist Heart Hospital; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South; and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – Jacksonville’s only children’s hospital. All Baptist Health hospitals, along with Baptist Home Health Care, have achieved Magnet™ status, an international quality designation that recognizes excellence in patient care. Baptist Health also includes cardiology and cardiovascular surgery services; a comprehensive cancer center; orthopaedic institute; women’s resource center; neurosciences, including neurosurgery and two Joint Commission-certified stroke centers; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; outpatient facilities; urgent care services and a network of primary care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida. Baptist Health is the official healthcare provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars. For more information, visit For information on Wolfson Children’s Hospital, visit

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