UF Health Shands valet staff holds No-Shave-November fundraiser

Published: December 20th, 2016

Category: Announcements, For the Kids, Fundraiser

From left: Mark Bozeman, UF Health Shands valet manager; George Richardson, UF Health Shands transportation and parking director; valet staffers Matthew Belcher, Garrett Deming, Adam Sehayik and Kai Simmons. Pictured in front, from left: Valet staffers Andrew D ‘Souza and Freddy Mullen; Suzanne DeKay, UF Health Shands Safety, Security and Transportation director

 

What began as a small idea became a successful, if unconventional, fundraiser by the UF Health Shands valet staff. Each valet staff member paid $10 each week in November if they did not want to shave. If they made it through the entire month, they received a “bonus,” which allowed them to keep their beard through the month of December.

The staff wanted the money they raised to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. The valet corporate office went one step further: they matched the staff’s donation. In total, valet raised more than $2,000 for the kids!

Want to receive stories like these and the latest fundraising news from UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, For the Kids.

For The Kids Newsletter

More For the Kids

CMN Ambassador Dani-Lynn Early

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Dani-Lynn

Jun 29th, 2018

Like many families whose children are born with serious illness, the Early family vividly remembers the day their lives changed forever.

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital facade

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital ranked in 6 medical specialties

Jun 27th, 2018

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital once again ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals in six medical specialties for 2018-19

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals logo

Dance Marathon programs launch 2018-19 campaigns

Jun 27th, 2018

Earlier this month, Dance Marathon programs at UF, FSU and FAU officially launched their online fundraising pages for this year’s campaign.

CMN Ambassador Declan visits his local Publix during the CMN Hospitals campaign.

Publix CMN Hospitals campaign ends

Jun 27th, 2018

Earlier this month, 169 Publix Super Market stores joined to raise money for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Inaugural Miracles on Madison a success

Inaugural Miracles on Madison a success

Jun 27th, 2018

Last month, Tallahassee kicked off summer at the inaugural Miracles on Madison, a southern-style progressive dining hop through College Town, located in the heart of downtown Tallahassee.