HUGS of Florida, Inc. to Hold 10th Anniversary Family Fun Day to Benefit Families Living with Hydrocephalus and Related Neurological Conditions

HUGS of Florida, Inc. will hold its 10th Anniversary Family Fun Day with commemorative walk in Largo Central Park on November 1st, 2014.

HUGS of Florida, Inc. will hold its 10th Anniversary Family Fun Day with commemorative walk in Largo Central Park on November 1st, 2014. DJ Rob Snyder will lead all the fun along with Kellie Lightbourn (ABC Action News) as the Master of Ceremonies. Members of the 501st Legion Star Wars Costuming Characters are attending as well as the Heroes Alliance, Ronald McDonald and Nurse Bandi Aid. The Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 305 will make the Presentation of Colors and the families will be cheered on by the Florida Top Dog All-Star Cheerleaders. The National Anthem will be sung by local high school student, Sarah Huskey. Everyone is invited to come out and support this cause.

When:            Saturday, November 1st, 2014

We're excited to be celebrating 10 years of bringing families together so that they don't feel alone.

Paula Keyser, Founder, HUGS of Florida, Inc.


Where:           Largo Central Park

                        101 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL 33771

HUGS of Florida, Inc. was founded in 2004 and incorporated in 2010 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. Founder, Paula and Mark Keyser started gathering families together after their son Jeremy was born with Hydrocephalus and later diagnosed with Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy. Their mission is to bring families together for support and help them to not feel alone. In addition, they assist with navigating the education system and advocating for special needs children.  

This year, members of the Rough Riders will also be attending to hand out hundreds of teddy bears in addition to Steve Chamberland from 50 Legs and Miss Buckle Up Princess. There will also be a Sunstar Ambulance attending as well as one of the All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Transport Units. Trophies will be awarded to the top fundraising teams.

Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of spinal fluid in the brain, which is a lifelong condition affecting over one million Americans from newborns to adults. Presently there is no cure. About 40,000 shunt operations are performed each year in the United States as standard treatment for this condition. Due to the lack of advancement in treatment methods, many people with hydrocephalus are unable to lead full and productive lives and many have multiple shunt revisions. Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy are neurological conditions that are often present with Hydrocephalus. 


Tags: All Children's Hospital, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Kellie Lightbourn, Largo, Pinellas Park, Rough Riders, Saint Petersburg, Support Group, Supporting Families, Tampa

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Paula Keyser
Press Contact, HUGS of Florida, Inc.
HUGS of Florida, Inc.
3048 Huntington Drive N.
Largo, FL 33771
United States