The Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund provides toys, hotel vouchers and other amenities for children being treated at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals when their families need a helping hand.

Dr. Richard Glogau, a dermatologist and clinical professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, and Pam Baj, a nursing professor at San Francisco State University, established the fund to show their appreciation for the excellent care their son received at UCSF. Born in 1989 with severe orthopedic problems, their little boy underwent two surgeries, several casts, braces and physical therapy. Today he is an avid athlete. In fact, Baj and her son meet with parents of children born with similar orthopedic conditions to share their experiences and positive outcome.

While their son was hospitalized, Baj and Glogau met many families who traveled long distances for the specialized treatment provided at UCSF. During prolonged hospitalizations, these families incurred expenses, such as parking fees, meals and hotel stays. The Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund is intended to assist families experiencing financial challenges by supplying them with small but important amenities. The fund got its name from an incident in which a child arrived at the hospital without his teddy bear and needed a toy to hug on his way to the operating room.

How to donate

If you wish to contribute to the fund, please make your check payable to the UCSF Foundation and send it to:

Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund
UCSF Foundation
P.O. Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339

Donations may also be made online at