For the Kids, UF Health Shands Children's Hospital Monthly eNewsletter

June 2017

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Emily and Elie

Sisters Emily and Elie Chapman were both patients at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital at separate times. Now, they are thriving and sharing how Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals made a difference in their recoveries.

Read their story.

UF Health president spotlights CMN

UF Health President and UF Senior Vice President for Health Affairs David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., recently wrote a column spotlighting the significant growth and impact our CMN program has made at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

He notes, “In its first year as a CMN Hospital in 1985, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital raised $119,314. In recent years our CMN Hospitals program has seen unprecedented growth and is positioned as one of the top CMN Hospitals in the nation. By the end of FY18, we will eclipse $100 million raised for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital by our CMN program.”

Read his column here.

Summer CMN campaigns roll on

Two major CMN Hospitals partners, Dairy Queen and Publix, have kicked off their annual Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Learn how these businesses in our area are supporting UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Find details here.

Introducing our CMN blog

You can get an inside look at the stories and people who make UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital such a special place.

CMN at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Blog

Here you’ll find hospital highlights and feature stories, like our #MiraclesInMotion series.

UF Health Office of Development Facebook Page

On Facebook? Follow our page for the latest updates from our CMN program and other UF Health giving initiatives.

Upcoming Campaigns and Events

Now through-July 1 | Publix Miracle Balloon Icon Campaign

For a $1, $3 or $5 donation, Publix customers will receive a coupon with savings of up to $20. Find your local Publix here.

 

Now through-July 27 | Dairy Queen Miracle Balloon Icon Campaign

Make a donation to CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital at your local Dairy Queen and receive $1 or $3 off select menu items. Here is a list of participating stores.

 

July 27 | Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

On Miracle Treat Day, area participating locations will donate $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold to UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. Customers can also purchase a Miracle Balloon Icon at the register. Here is a list of participating stores.

 

Aug. 4-5 | Ace Hardware Miracle Bucket Challenge

Make a $5 donation to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital for a limited-edition 5-gallon bucket and receive 20 percent off everything that fits in the bucket. Learn more here.

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Wish List

We want to make the most of your donation efforts. Here is a list of year-round items that support our pediatric patients while in our care.

Read the wish list.