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

Celebrating $100 million miracles

For more than 30 years, you've made miracles for thousands of children at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. Because of your incredible generosity, we are humbled and proud to announce a significant milestone in our Children's Miracle Network Hospitals history: $100 million raised for the kids!

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Kendall

If you have attended Dance Marathon at UF in recent years, chances are you’ve seen a young girl with braided pigtails in the center of all the action.

Where does my CMN gift go?

Thanks to CMN Hospitals funds, pediatric cardiac patients will have access to several vital equipment upgrades.

Publix, Walmart, Sam's Club upcoming campaigns

This summer, three of our most generous corporate partners kick off their respective campaigns to support CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Dance Marathon programs end 2018-19 season on a record high

As the three largest events in our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals market, Dance Marathon programs continued with great momentum in making miracles For The Kids.

Catch the new CMN Hospitals miniseries, 'Real Moms'

Our very own Amber Ferrell, whose child, Nate, is a patient at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, is part of the cast and shares what it’s like to raise a child with a rare disease.

You're invited to Marshal's pARTy!

Marshal was an osteosarcoma patient and CMN Ambassador at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital from 2014-2018, and used art in all its forms throughout his battle with the disease.

Fishing for Kids reels in $28K

The 15th annual Fishing for Kids Saltwater Trout Tournament was held last month in Steinhatchee, Fla., and raised over $28,000 for CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Get more from your local CMN Hospital

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 Giving Facebook Page

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

Join our CMN Hospitals Ambassador program

The CMN Hospitals Ambassador program at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides a platform to help families share their incredible stories, helping to further its mission of building awareness and increasing funds for hospitalized children in our community. Complete the form and we will be happy to help you! giving.UFHealth.org/ambassadors.

Upcoming Campaigns and Events

Now through June 28 | Marshal's pARTy exhibit

June 10-July 7 | Walmart & Sam's Club campaign

June 19-30 | Publix campaign

July 25 | Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Wish List

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