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

AUgust 2016

Miracle Treat Day magic

Miracle Treat Day magic

Wow! On Thursday, July 28, for every Blizzard Treat sold, $1 or more was donated by participating DQ stores across the nation to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Thank you for making 2016 the most successful yet!

Locally, more than 20 partner stores participated, donating a portion of each Blizzard and paper balloons sold to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. We’re still tallying totals, but we anticipate receiving more than $20K for the kids!

Check out photos from the event.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Micha

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Micha

At 13 years old, Micha Wright became an unconventional jeweler. Her route to entrepreneurism and philanthropy began in 2000, when Micha was born three months early.

At one month old and already fighting for her life, she developed a grade 4 brain bleed that blocked the flow of cerebral spinal fluid.


Walmart, Sam’s Club rolling out support for CMN Hospitals

Just in time for your back-to-school shopping, Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are kicking off their annual campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals August 29 – October 9.

This follows a combined $5,500 grant to CMN Hospitals from the newly opened Walmart and Sam’s Club in the Butler North Plaza off of Archer Road in Gainesville!

Be sure to stop by your local Walmart or Sam’s Club during the campaign and help improve the lives of as many children as possible.


How your DM dollars add up

In 2015-2016, supporters of our partner Dance Marathon programs, DM at UF, DM at FSU and OwlThon at FAU, helped raise more than $4 MILLION for the kids!

By the numbers…

Three Dance Marathon programs supported UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and raised a total of $4,057,670.

• Dance Marathon at the University of Florida: $2,434,315

• Dance Marathon at Florida State University:  $1,435,120

• OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University: $188,234

• 3,500 dancers stood for nearly 80 hours

• More than 10,000 students participated across three campuses

• 21 high school Dance Marathon programs across Florida and southern Georgia raised nearly $250,000

Get the full picture of which areas were impacted through your generosity:


Summer golf tournament open for registration

Proceeds will benefit UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.

RE/MAX Premier Realty Golf Tournament

When: Friday, Sept. 23

Where: Del Webb’s Spruce Creek Golf & Country Club, Summerfield, Fla.

Get registration details and more information.


UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Wish List

We want to make the most of your donation efforts. Here is a list of year-round items that support our patients while in our care. Your contributions make a difference!

Read the wish list.