About the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation
The Zane Beadles Parade Foundation supports the journey of young people going through life-changing medical experiences. Founded in 2013 by Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Zane Beadles, the foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that creates new experiences for the pediatric cancer patients at Brent’s Place in Aurora, Colorado, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville Florida and Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City, Utah.
About Brent’s Place
Since 1997, Brent’s Place has become a leader in housing and support programs tailored for immune compromised pediatric patients seeking life-saving treatments. The current Brent’s Place opened in 2009 and is the only facility of its kind nationwide.
ABOUT THE UF HEALTH PROTON THERAPY INSTITUTE
The University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute located in Jacksonville, FL, provides specialized radiation treatment for adults and children diagnosed with cancer. Since opening in 2006, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute has grown into the busiest proton therapy center in the world. Every day, up to thirty children will be treated at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Because the University of Florida is one of only four academic medical centers in the United States with a pediatric proton therapy program, we serve children from around the nation and throughout the world.
A typical treatment course is about six weeks in length with treatment administered each day during the workweek. During this time in Florida, children and their families are far from their home and removed from their extended support networks. They leave behind their friends, their school, their pets, and many activities they love. Therefore, in addition to offering state-of-the-art cancer treatment, one of our goals is to offer children and families fun adventures and opportunities to create positive memories during their visit to Florida. It is our privilege to care for these children and we strive to create the most supportive environment. We recognize that caring for children with cancer is an act that extends far beyond hospitals and clinics. We thank you for helping us achieve this goal.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Intermountain Area
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Intermountain Area provides families stability and resources – keeping families together in a place that feels like home at our Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms.
The Ronald McDonald House® is a home away from home for families so they can stay close to their hospitalized child for days, weeks even months. The Ronald McDonald Family Room® offers parents a place to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just steps from their child’s bedside.
A unique characteristic of the foundation is its emblem, the elephant. Elephants represent good luck, protection, inspiration, power and strength. These qualities are also seen in many children as they overcome obstacles in their lives.
Zane believes that “life is about the journey, not the destination.” He will leave a footprint on your heart with his dedication and support.
Sponsorships and corporate partnerships are crucial to the success of the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation. Your organization can help us create life-changing experiences for kids in need. Visit our sponsorship page for more information on how to get your organization involved with the foundation.
Events for a cause
Currently, the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation hosts three annual events: in Denver, Colorado to support Brent’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida to support the UF Proton Therapy Institute and in Salt Lake City, Utah to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain region. Without the generous support of our fans we would not be able to do what we do.