In celebration of Giving Tuesday on December 1, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show pledged up to $25,000 to match donations to UF Health for brain aneurysm research in honor of co-host Scot Langley, AKA “Froggy.”
Last month, Froggy underwent surgery for his brain aneurysm at UF Health Shands Hospital, under the skilled hands of Brian Hoh, M.D., a UF Health neurosurgeon and the chair of the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery. As a survivor, Froggy has advocated to help raise money that will support Dr. Hoh and his laboratory as they investigate brain aneurysm formation and rupture, and biological and tissue-engineered therapies for the treatment of aneurysms.
More than $8,300 from 154 supporters all across the nation flooded in on Giving Tuesday. With the generous gift from the Elvis Duran, the campaign raised $33,348 to help fund Dr. Hoh and his team’s cutting-edge brain aneurysm research at the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida.
“We are so grateful to Scot and the whole Elvis Duran crew for their incredible generosity and for shining a national spotlight on brain aneurysms and the need for research for a cure,” Hoh said.
Thank you to Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Froggy and all iHeart Radio listeners for helping UF Health move medicine forward!
For more information about supporting the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, please contact Stephen Figueroa, MS, Senior Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.