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Stories that appear in the monthly “For the Kids” eNewsletter.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit wins award for excellence

Published: Jun 17th, 2016

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nursing team at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital has earned a gold Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

July 28: Miracle Treat Day at DQ

Published: Jun 17th, 2016

On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold will be donated from participating Dairy Queen locations to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Nick

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Nick

Published: Jun 17th, 2016

Nick Mullen was just 2 years old when he was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, making it harder for the heart to pump blood and causing abnormal heart rhythms.

Limited edition Miracle Scarf at Chico’s

Limited edition Miracle Scarf at Chico’s

Published: May 16th, 2016

It’s not every day that you see patients’ artwork on a Chico’s scarf.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Alyssa

Published: May 16th, 2016

Born at only 26 weeks and weighing a tiny 1 pound and 4 ounces, Alyssa started fighting for her life right after her birth in the neonatal intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Lights out for Celebrity Waiter Night

Lights out for Celebrity Waiter Night

Published: May 16th, 2016

The grand finale for Celebrity Waiter Night took place earlier this month, where throughout the evening, guests reminisced about three successful decades of fun-filled, entertaining fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network.

PALS Golf Tournament a success

PALS Golf Tournament a success

Published: Apr 28th, 2016

More than 30 community sponsors contributed to the PALS Thrive program, and 71 golfers participated!

Youth anglers reel ’em in at Fishing for Kids

Youth anglers reel ’em in at Fishing for Kids

Published: Apr 28th, 2016

Thanks to our 50-plus youth anglers who participated in Fishing for Kids this year at Sea Hag Marina.

Celebrity Waiter Night’s curtain call

Celebrity Waiter Night’s curtain call

Published: Apr 28th, 2016

Since 1986, the Celebrity Waiter Night has raised more than $3.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network. One hundred percent of CMN dollars stay local, impacting children right here in the […]

Dance Marathon wraps incredible $5M+ season

Dance Marathon wraps incredible $5M+ season

Published: Apr 28th, 2016

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is now the only institution in the country supported by THREE $1 million-plus student-run fundraising programs, as well as the nation’s fastest-growing with OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University.