Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund

The grateful parents of a pediatric patient created the Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund to provide toys, hotel vouchers and other amenities for needy children and their families at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

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.

Their son, born in 1989 with severe orthopedic problems, 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 experience and positive outcome. "I am so grateful for the excellent care my son received," Baj said. "We had a fantastic experience."

While their son was hospitalized, Baj and Glogau met many families who traveled long distances for the specialized treatment provided at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. These families incurred expenses including parking fees, meals and hotel costs during prolonged hospitalizations of their children. The Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund is intended to assist needy families 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, Baj said.

Make a Donation

To contribute to the fund, please make checks payable to the UCSF Foundation and send to:

Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund
UCSF Foundation, Account B1276
Box 0248
San Francisco, CA 94143-0248

In addition, donations may be made online at Please specify that your gift is for the Glogau Teddy Bear Rescue Fund.

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For more information, please contact Kim Murphy, manager of special events and community relations at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and UCSF Medical Center, at

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