Thank you to all who attended this premier Halloween event
benefiting Community PedsCare®
We hope to see you next year!
Doors & More
A hat, a cape, a mask—they’ll do for transformation,
But what you really need for ‘make believe’ is a free imagination.
12th Annual Halloween Doors & More: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Join us for this "weekend of a different sort," to benefit the nationally recognized Community PedsCare program, which supports children living with complex illness and their families.
About 90 percent of costs incurred by Community PedsCare are not reimbursed by insurance, which makes fundraising events like Halloween Doors & More and Monster Mash Dash instrumental in assisting families caring for a medically complex child.
|Monster Mash Dash
"a run of a different sort"
Friday, October 20, 2017
|Halloween Doors & More
"a gala of a different sort"
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall
Your admission not only gives you access to the most exciting Halloween experience on the First Coast, but it also allows families to access quality medical care so that their child can experience the best possible quality of life.
Interested in being a sponsor for 2017? Contact Amy Davis, director of major and corporate gifts, at 904.407.6135.
An innovative fundraising event, Halloween Doors & More, was developed in 2005 to build financial support and raise awareness of Community PedsCare while also delivering a memorable experience for Community PedsCare and First Coast families.
At this annual event, patients and their families have the opportunity to enjoy activities and entertainment where accommodations are made for their conditions without hampering their fun. Held in October at an indoor facility that can hold 1,800 people, Halloween Doors & More is a gala of a different sort. The event is fun and festive, not scary or spooky. Children trick-or-treat for toys at 14-feet-high fantasy “doors.”
For many parents, watching their children work their way through the doors is sheer delight. The broad smiles on their faces say it all. Many Community PedsCare children are so enthralled by the experience they don’t want to leave. One mother commented, “My child smiled more in one evening than she has the entire year.”
Hugely successful, Halloween Doors & More raised more than $425,000 in its first year, making it the biggest inaugural fundraiser in the city of Jacksonville. Since its inception the event has raised $4.2 million for Community PedsCare.
Proceeds from both events benefit Community PedsCare, a nationally recognized pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. A program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and the University of Florida–Jacksonville, Community PedsCare offers support, comfort and care to more than 150 children and their families.