Give Thanks, Give a Bear!


Give thanks, give a bear. While supplies last.


This Thanksgiving spread smiles to a hospitalized child by sponsoring Knight Nurse Bears! Your gift of $50 will send a bear to a child in one of our six pediatric partner hospitals. This also unlocks the opportunity to purchase a bear for yourself for an additional $50, or spread more cheer by donating your keepsake bear.

Sponsor Your Knight Nurse Bears

What’s unique about the Knight Nurse Bear?

Limited-edition 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. 


Who will receive a Knight Nurse Bear?

Our nursing students will deliver your sponsored 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.


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.


How can I sponsor a Knight Nurse Bear?

$1000sponsor 20 Knight Nurse Bears (give 20, or give 19 and receive one)*

$500sponsor 10 Knight Nurse Bears (give 10, or give nine and receive one)*

$100sponsor two Knight Nurse Bears (give two, or give one and receive one)*

$50sponsor one Knight Nurse Bear (give one)

* Options including a Knight Nurse Bear for you to take home must be picked up at the UCF College of Nursing office in Orlando as shipping is not available.


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

Please allow 48-72 hours for processing after submitting your order. After your order is processed, a staff member from the College of Nursing will contact you using the contact information you provide when you submit your order to let you know 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


I’m not quite sure which order option to select, whom can I contact?

If you do not see an order option that fits your need, contact Christina Gonzalez at 407-823-2422.


Additional Questions?

All general questions can be directed to or by calling the college’s main line at 407-823-2744.


Give thanks, give a bear


Girl in hospital bed showing panda bear

Girl holding stuffed uCF Knight Nurse Panda bear

Female Nursing student holding UCF Knight Nurse Panda