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UF Health employee giving program returns

After a two-year hiatus, UF Health Shands employees and UF College of Medicine faculty and staff have come together to celebrate this unique culture of community and philanthropy with the return of the employee giving campaign, Raising Hope at Work.

New life fuels generosity

Grateful patient Jan Stier (left) and his wife, Pat (right), spend time in the Wilmot Botanical Gardens reflecting on their journey with UF Health. Jan Stier used to be called the “mystery man.” That’s because before UF Health, no physician could diagnose him. Four years ago, Stier came to UF…

Longwood tournament sets fundraising record for transplant patients

The 11th annual Longwood Rehab/I Love Chad Charity Golf Tournament saw its biggest year ever. Held Saturday, Nov. 13, at the DeBary Golf and Country Club in DeBary, Fla., the event welcomed 110 participants and raised more than $36,000 to benefit the UF Health Transplant Patient Housing Program, shattering the…

A hope for a second chance

Susan Bailey has worked in health care over the last three decades, starting as a critical care nurse before becoming a chief executive officer at several hospitals across the United States. But in November 2020, the roles reversed. To this day, she doesn’t remember the helicopter ride that took her…

Flying high: UF Health helps Tory stick landing

For sisters Demi and Tory Ross, not too many places feel as magical as Walt Disney World. It’s where the girls and their parents travel every year from Tallahassee during the holiday season, a cherished tradition that started soon after Tory’s birth. “We started embracing those things and really having…

Climb for Cancer continues their campaign of giving

A longtime supporter of the UF Health Cancer Center, the Climb for Cancer Foundation began when co-founder and mountain climber, Ron Farb, decided to combine his thirst for adventure with his desire to see an end to cancer in his lifetime.

Assisting the assistant

Teresa Zamor is experiencing a lot of firsts as a physician assistant student at the UF College of Medicine.

Employees define the future of health care, together

Through the annual “Raising Hope at Work” employee giving campaign, UF Health Shands and UF College of Medicine faculty and employees have joined together since 2009 to raise money for the biggest needs of our organization.

Funding hope: Parkinson’s patient on the road again

When he was 38 years old, Doug Kirk remembers how things like brushing his teeth or raising his left arm became difficult. He wasn’t able to sleep. Even sitting for extended periods of time proved painful. But this summer, he and his wife Sheila will cycle for more than 450 miles along the scenic southern hills of Iowa.