A premier Halloween event benefiting Community PedsCare®
Doors & More
Monster Mash Dash: Friday, October 14, 2016
Let your imagination run wild...
Costumes are encouraged for this 5K, where children and families can enjoy food, fun and live entertainment. It’s the perfect way to feel better about all those delicious Halloween goodies you’ll enjoy the next day at Halloween Doors & More. Plus it helps support quality care for medically complex children in Northeast Florida!
Monster Mash Dash
Registration has not yet opened for this event. We will update this page with the registration link in early 2017.
Your registration not only gives you access to the most exciting Halloween race 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.