TraumaOne supporters celebrate 10 years of giving

It was a celebration of 10 years of giving back to UF’s TraumaOne team as donors enjoyed dinner, dancing, and the knowledge their support has provided lifesaving care to more than 4,000 trauma victims annually, during UF Health’s 10th Annual Night for Heroes gala at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Jan. 28.

Over the past decade the gala has raised more than $1 million for the region’s only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center.

During the evening, Brian K. Lynn, an epidural hematoma survivor thanks to the heroic efforts of TraumaOne, shared his story. The crowd was also treated to the traditional presentation honoring the 500 UF Health physicians, nurses, technicians, flight crew, rehabilitation specialists, fire, rescue and police officers – all heroes – who perform lifesaving critical care at UF Health daily.

Speaking at the event were UF Health’s Russell E. Armistead, chief executive officer; Dr. David S. Guzick, senior vice president for Health Affairs; and Dr. Leon L. Haley, Jr., who was introduced as University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville’s new dean of medicine.

Chairing the gala were Amy P. Meyer and Jean Tepas, who are members of the TraumaOne Heroes Council.

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