Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Family Support Fund
The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Family Support Fund was created by the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology care team to help support families of children undergoing brain tumor treatment at UF Health. These treatments often require lengthy hospital admissions and numerous outpatient appointments that stretch over the course of several months to years depending on the specific type of brain cancer. The fund will be used to offset the significant financial burden placed on these families through purchase of cafeteria meal passes, assistance with local lodging expenses, educational and distraction materials for patients, and other identified assistance that focuses on improving the psycho-social well-being of the whole family.
Adult Neuro-Oncology Patient & Family Support Fund
The Adult Neuro-Oncology Patient & Family Support Fund was created by the UF Neuro-Oncology care team to help our patients overcome barriers to potentially life-saving treatment for their brain tumor. Your generous gift will support patients and caregivers receiving treatment supervised by the UF Neuro-Oncology Program. Examples of fund use include, but are not limited to, purchase of gas cards, grocery/gift cards, local lodging, durable medical equipment and/or medication.
Hosted at the UF Cancer & Genetics Research Complex, this event features a 5K run/walk, food trucks, a Kid Zone, charitable organizations, community vendors, mini therapy horses, UF Gator mascots, the Gator Marching Band and much more! This event is free to attend though there is a small fee to participate in the 5K. Registration for the 5K remains open until noon on September 29.
All proceeds from this event support patients and their families undergoing brain tumor treatment at UF Health. This support includes (but is not limited to) lodging assistance, gas cards, help with medication copays and the purchase of medical equipment not covered by insurance.