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We Raised Hope for Cancer! Campaign closes after exceeding $55 million campaign goal!

We Raised Hope for Cancer! Campaign closes after exceeding $55 million campaign goal!

Published: November 8th, 2011

Thanks to everyone who made a difference in the lives of so many. When we began the Raising Hope for Cancer campaign three years ago, we set a goal to […]

Comfort Keepers Make First Major Gift to Senior Recreation Center

Comfort Keepers Make First Major Gift to Senior Recreation Center

Published: November 8th, 2011

Lynn Domenech and Jocelyn Holt, of the in-home senior care company Comfort Keepers, were on hand March 11 as the City of Gainesville/Alachua County Senior Recreation Center “topped out.” Topping […]

Family donates house to Shands in memory of their daughter

Family donates house to Shands in memory of their daughter

Published: November 8th, 2011

Elissa Schee has a large tattoo on her chest of her daughter’s face. It’s a mother’s way of letting the world know how much joy her daughter, Margay, brought to […]

Pepsi helps Shands Kids with $15,000 grant to Children’s Miracle Network

Pepsi helps Shands Kids with $15,000 grant to Children’s Miracle Network

Published: November 8th, 2011

GAINESVILLE – Thanks to a $15,000 grant from Pepsi Beverages Company, Shands Kids will have a new pediatric surgical waiting area to ease their anxiety. Representatives from Pepsi visited Shands […]

Center to become a vital hub for Alachua County seniors

Center to become a vital hub for Alachua County seniors

Published: November 8th, 2011

The seniors of Alachua County deserve a facility devoted to them that they can be proud off. The Alachua County Senior Recreation Center at Northside Park (5710 N.W. 34th Street) […]

Facebook game can help raise funds for Shands Kids

Facebook game can help raise funds for Shands Kids

Published: November 8th, 2011

Facebook fans, you can help the kids at Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida by playing the online game Hospitopia. CausePlay, LLC will launch this hospital social game […]

Florida Legislature overrides Crist’s veto of $9.7 million in funding for Shands at UF

Published: November 8th, 2011

We at Shands and the University of Florida are pleased that the Florida Legislature has voted to override Governor Crist’s veto of $9.7 million in funding for Shands at UF, […]

Victor gets a special bed-side visit from three Gator basketball players

Victor gets a special bed-side visit from three Gator basketball players

Published: November 3rd, 2011

Victor Wheeler, 19, suffers from recurring rhabdomyosarcoma on one of his kidneys. This is a cancerous tumor found most often in children. Victor has been at Shands Children’s Hospital at […]

Shands Children’s Hospital seeks funding for Infant CPR Kits

Published: November 3rd, 2011

It is critical for parents and family members to know CPR when they have infants with heart conditions. Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida is seeking funding to […]

Shands Cancer Hospital at UF Celebrates 1-year anniversary

Shands Cancer Hospital at UF Celebrates 1-year anniversary

Published: November 3rd, 2011

The excitement that we felt this time last year is still fresh in our minds. We were preparing to open a $388 million, 500,000 square-foot facility that was going to […]