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Like you, we imagine a world where no child is afflicted with cancer or deadly diseases; where every child is free to laugh and play without fear of contracting a virus that will invade a weakened immune system; where children are allowed to be children.  We, at Florida Hospital for Children, want to make that world a reality.

The Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center at Florida Hospital for Children is Central Florida’s only dedicated pediatric bone marrow transplant center.  This specialized unit is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in an environment specially designed for children to bring hope and healing to patients and their families.  The center has eight private rooms, a playroom for patients and siblings, and the latest technology to treat over 80 diseases, while providing emotional and spiritual support.

Having this unique center in our community means that children in Central Florida can receive life-saving bone marrow transplants close to home with family, friends and classmates by their side.  Without this program, Central Florida families would have to travel to distant treatment centers, possibly jeopardizing the family’s employment, increasing expenses and adding stress to an already stressful time.

With operating costs of millions of dollars a year, which is almost fully funded by charitable donations, it is evident that this program would not be possible without the dedication of its many supporters.  Community partners have the opportunity to save lives by providing transplants to children who would otherwise not be able to receive treatment locally.

In addition to cash donations, we are also interested in donated items that we can use as raffle prizes at the event. Please contact us if you have items to donate.

Thank you for your consideration!