Give Thanks, Give a Bear!

We did it! All of the panda bears from our 2018 "Give Thanks, Give a Bear" campaign have been sponsored and are currently being distributed to children at our six pediatric partner hospitals. 300 bears were sponsored, raising nearly $15,000 in support for scholarships, faculty research and medical mission trips. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated!

Give thanks, give a bear. November 5-27, 2018. While supplies last.


What’s unique about the Knight Nurse Bear?

Limited-edition panda bears — outfitted in a replica of the scrubs worn by UCF nursing students — were donated to help raise funds to support the college's priority areas that enhance the student experience. 

How will funds raised from the Knight Nurse Bear campaign be used?

All funds raised from this campaign will help fund priority areas in the UCF College of Nursing including student scholarships, faculty research and medical mission trips.

Who received a Knight Nurse Bear?

Our nursing students are delivering your sponsored panda bear(s) in the weeks following the Thanksgiving holiday to hospitalized children at Florida Hospital for Children, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Parrish Medical Center. If you selected an option in which you will also receive a bear, you can pick it up at the College of Nursing. See additional information on pick-up below.

If I chose to order a keepsake bear for myself, when can I come pick it up?

After your order is processed, a staff member from the College of Nursing will contact you using the contact information you provided when you submitted your order to let you know when your bear is ready for pick up. Bears can then be picked up between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the college’s front desk. The address is as follows:

12201 Research Pkwy, 3rd Floor
Orlando, FL 32826

Nursing students with Knight Nurse panda bear

Girl in hospital bed showing panda bear

Girl holding stuffed uCF Knight Nurse Panda bear

Female Nursing student holding UCF Knight Nurse Panda