Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida

The Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida, a Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation, has been helping people with bleeding disorders since 1996. We have helped the bleeding disorders community improve their quality of life by offering programs and services to support healthier and more independent lives.

About Us

 

Where to Find Help in Florida

For many of us, our incomes are stretched each month in order to pay our bills. This can be especially true if a family member has a disability. If you or someone in your family is having difficulty paying electric bills, the booklet "Where to find Help in Florida" can help you find sources of assistance. This booklet is intended for use by utility customers, utility representatives and service agencies in Florida.
Copies of "Where to Find Help in Florida" may be obtained from the Florida Public Service Commission's Division of Consumer Affairs at 2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0850.

 

Programs and Services

Camp Spirit Summer Camp

Camp Spirit summer camp is a week long medically supervised overnight camp for children with bleeding disorders ages 7-16. For the past 10 years the HFGF sponsors a week of camp and partners with a medically staffed camping facility (Camp Boggy Creek) dedicated to serving the needs of children with chronic illnesses. Campers receive good medical care while having a wonderful camp experience.


Family Retreat Weekend

A weekend getaway for the whole family provides the chance to learn, and to share experiences with other families with bleeding disorders.


Educational Programs

This series of regional events held throughout the state of Florida brings high quality speakers and important topics together with the bleeding disorders community in fun settings.


Scholarship Program

The Calvin Dawson Memorial Scholarship Program awards funds to qualified Florida residents with bleeding disorders who are pursuing post secondary education.


Emergency Financial Assistance

A program that, working with area social service agencies, coordinates aid to families with bleeding disorders who require one-time financial assistance with basic life support issues, factor needs, and medical equipment and medic alert identification needs.


Advocacy

We maintain and distribute the most up-to-date information and educational materials available on bleeding disorders, and promote community awareness through speaking and other efforts.


Information and Referral Services

People with bleeding disorders can call HFGF toll-free at 800-293-6527 to learn about treatment programs and other resources in Florida.


Research

The foundation supports the research work of the National Hemophilia Foundation.


Newsletter

HFGF Connections, a quarterly publication, provides news and information of interest to the bleeding disorders community.


Fundraising

The HFGF has four annual walk fundraisers in Gainesville, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Orlando. The annual Flight for Tomorrow Invitational Golf Tournament and Evening on Broadway Theater Event, as well as other efforts, raise fund to support our programs and services.


 

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