The UVA Health Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center recently hosted its 9th Annual Transplant Golf Benefit, a heartwarming event that unites patients, their families, dedicated staff, and esteemed faculty supporting the Transplant Patient Assistance Fund. This philanthropic fund plays a vital role in providing access to essential care for transplant patients and their families throughout their journey. The $55,000 raised at this year’s event will help cover accommodations, transportation, sustenance, utilities, and housing costs to alleviate these significant challenges.
Along with a fun day of golf, the benefit featured Allan Tsung, MD, a surgical oncologist and chair of the Department of Surgery, who delivered a keynote address, sharing valuable insights and knowledge about transplant surgery. In addition, the event included a moving presentation by the family of a pediatric liver transplant recipient, highlighting the profound impact of the Transplant Patient Assistance Fund. The event also enjoyed enthusiastic participation from the Divisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Transplant Surgery, and the leadership of the Department of Surgery. UVA Imaging and health system leadership were also on hand to lend their support by helping tee off this mission to assist UVA Transplant patients and their families.
The Transplant Center takes immense pride in the backing from community partners, including the Dairy Market and PBM Capital, and the support of over 20 additional sponsors. Their generosity is invaluable in ensuring this event’s success and providing much-needed assistance to transplant patients and their families.
You can still donate to support the Transplant Patient Assistance Fund here: Transplant | UVA Health Foundation.