A premier Halloween event benefiting Community PedsCare®
Doors & More
2016 Halloween Doors & More Sponsors
Because of you, children living with complex medical conditions can experience the best possible quality of life.
We appreciate your generosity and support of our Community PedsCare children and families.
Proceeds from Halloween Doors & More and Monster Mash Dash benefit Community PedsCare, a nationally recognized pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
About 90 percent of costs incurred by Community PedsCare are not reimbursed by insurance, making this fundraising event an instrumental part of assisting families in caring for a medically complex child or child with a terminal illness.
Our sponsors demonstrate some of the most significant support for Halloween Doors & More. They are:
The Great Pumpkin Presenting Sponsor
The Petway Family Foundation
PGA TOUR Wives Association and THE PLAYERS
DuBow Family Foundation and Linda & David Stein
Emerald City Salon
Jill & Charlie Arnold
Ghostbusters Grown-Up Grotto
Scooby Doo Family Disco
Merrill Lynch Bank of America and Lazzara Family Foundation
Monster Mash Dash
The Wise Family Foundation
Mezza Restaurant & Bar
The Miller Bower Family
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Department of Pediatrics
Ryan's Magical Meet & Greet Street
Magical Meet & Greet Street
Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for 2017 by contacting 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.