The Amazing Give
This year's Amazing Give was, well, amazing! Thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts, we surpassed our $18,000 goal, raising $21,600!
The funds raised will help support a child life specialist for children undergoing proton beam therapy at UF Health. Child life specialists are specially trained to help infants, children, youth, and families cope with the stress and uncertainty of serious illnesses, like cancer, and reduce the fear associated with treatments. They serve a vital role in caring for children affected by cancer.
Due to inclement weather, the Second Annual Luminaria Ceremony was held in Wilmot Gardens on April 3rd, rather than the 2nd. It was a beautiful evening with over 300 luminarias lighting up the night in honor of, or in memory of, loved ones and their battle with cancer lighting up the night.
Thank you to the University of Florida chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta for hosting the Luminaria Ceremony. It was truly a memorable evening.
Gator Mountain Challenge
The Gator Mountain Challenge at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was a huge success thanks to the hard work and dedication of the student from UF's Alpha Epsilon Delta! The event has raised over $12,000!
Read more about the event.
Your Donations at Work
In these unprecedented times, we are so grateful to have donors like you. With your generosity and dedication to our cause, we were able to make gifts totaling over $120,000 in grants this year despite cancelled events due to COVID! Your donations will help fund much-needed psychology services to pediatric cancer patients; provide lodging, gas cards, Uber cards, and meal vouchers to cancer patients and their families; and provide welcome baskets filled with comfort items to bone marrow transplant patients on the day they are admitted, just to name a few.
Check out our Facebook Page for more details in the coming weeks.
Climb for Cancer Continues Their Campaign of Giving
The Climb for Cancer Foundation is proud to support cancer patients and their families and the medical professionals at UF Health and Shands hospital. Read the article here.