Posted on Sep 21, 2012

B.E.A.R.S. – Bulls Encouraging and Assisting through Research and Scholarship

B.E.A.R.S. – Bulls Encouraging and Assisting through Research and Scholarship

Brighten a child’s hospital stay during the holiday season with one of our nursing bears!


Create Smiles Today
Imagine a child in a hospital, surrounded by unfamiliar sights, sounds and people – feeling unhappy, lonely and bored. USF Nursing students see this every day. You can bring a great big smile to that face, and let them know that someone cares. That child will be delighted with your holiday gift that includes a special message delivered by our nursing students from you, their bear sponsor.

You Can Make a Difference
Each gift of $50 will send a bear to a child in a hospital in the Tampa Bay region. There is no limit to the number of bears you may sponsor! By submitting your gift to a child you also unlock an opportunity to purchase bears for yourself! You can send a basket of a dozen bears for only $500!

Join Team USF Nursing
With your philanthropic gift through B.E.A.R.S., not only will you create a smile, but 100% of your gift will support the College’s initiatives to transform healthcare and transform lives.

For more information about B.E.A.R.S. or any of the College of Nursing’s fundraising priorities, please visit our website at HEALTH.USF.EDU/NURSING/PRIORITIES or contact Director of Development Don Snyder at or 813.974.2570. The USF Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Contributions to the USF Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.