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House Notes | September 2023

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Finding Peace at Family House

Family House made a world of difference to Shelby and her family.

Shelby’s 4-year-old son Stryder was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in January 2022. Since then, Shelby’s family has come from Lodi, California to stay at Family House while Stryder receives treatment at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

“Having people who truly care about me, my child, and our entire family makes a world of difference while going through something so difficult,” said Shelby. “We have stayed at Family House too many times to count now. Truly, it’s our home away from home.” 

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Ashley Petri opens up about her experience as Family House's Summer Volunteer of the Year

I had the most wonderful experience at Family House! It was amazing to see how much Family House has grown since 2021 during COVID-19.

Kids were running around in the hallways playing tag, families and staff were mingling with each other in the kitchen and lounges, and arts and crafts sessions were back, and I could feel the light that Family House is made of. I am incredibly grateful and proud to be a part of this organization and to say that I contributed, along with all the other amazing staff, to build Family House back up to what it once was.

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Join Cabernet for Connoisseurs from afar!

Family House's premier wine auction and fundraiser is next weekend, and there are still opportunities to join in on the fun! Our silent auction is open for bidding, with exclusive winery visits, weekend vacations, sports tickets and more! Check out the live auction and submit a proxy bid for once-in-a-lifetime wine, food, and travel experiences.

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USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience benefiting Family House!

This year's Wine & Food Experience is next door to Family House on October 14 at SPARK Social SF, and Family House has been chosen as a charity partner! Use promo code FAMILYHOUSE to get $5 off your ticket, and make a donation at the same time.

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Community & Connection

Fill the costume shop

When children are undergoing treatment at UCSF, they often miss some of traditions and festivities they'd experience at home. This Halloween, you can help make it memorable for every kid staying with us by shopping our Halloween Amazon Wishlist and filling our costume shop to make trick or treating even more exciting!

Shop the Wishlist

SF Giants honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and our San Francisco Giants invited Family House patients, parents and siblings to attend a special meet and greet with Buster Posey and stay for the game against the Colorado Rockies. We're thankful for our team's support in honoring and bringing awareness to our families' situations. Some lucky Family House kids even got their art highlighted on the jumbotron!

Family House

540 Mission Bay Blvd. North

San Francisco, CA 94158


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