Children’s Miracle Network
Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida is the local, Children’s Miracle Network participating hospital for the Gainesville/North Central Florida, Tallahassee/South Georgia and West Palm Beach areas.
Children’s Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for and awareness of children’s hospitals. Children’s Miracle Network’s founding pledge, to keep all donations in the area in which they were raised, remains at the core of its philosophy. Throughout the year, fundraising events are conducted through a coalition of hospital employees, media partners, civic organizations and volunteers working together to ensure the health of kids in their community. Each year, different events in Gainesville, Ocala, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, Orlando and South Georgia help raise money and awareness for the pediatric programs and work carried on at Shands. Events such as radiothons, dance marathons, golf tournaments, art auctions, trail rides, and balloon campaigns helped raise money for the kids at Shands. In addition, funds are raised through partnerships with many national and local corporate sponsors.
Today, Shands Hospital for Children at UF, like all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, is there 24 hours a day to help kids of every age and background to overcome all types of disease and injury.
The mission of the Children’s Miracle Network is to build awareness and raise funds for hospitalized children. The purpose of the organization is to help advance health care for children in our local community.
Children’s Miracle Network Leadership Council
The Children’s Miracle Network Leadership Council is a network of leadership volunteers for Children’s Miracle Network at Shands at the University of Florida. Members provide leadership, community engagement and support for Children’s Miracle Network by creating awareness, building relationships and generating support.
Children’s Miracle Network thanks the following members for their commitment and dedication to our smallest patients and their families.
Mary Ann Kiely
Scott Rivkees, M.D.