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

August 2017

Meet CMN Ambassador Evangeline Owens

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Evangeline

When Evangeline Owens was only 5 days old, she woke up with a low body temperature and in her mother’s arms.

Read her story.

Walmart and Sam's Club celebrate 30 years with CMN Hospitals

Walmart and Sam’s Club campaign resumes Sept. 7

From Sept. 7 through Oct. 8, you can support UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital by making a donation at the register at area Walmart and Sam’s Club locations. Stores will hold various fundraisers throughout the campaign to help raise funds for the kids.

Did you catch our Dance Marathon Showcase?

Last month, we highlighted the five Dance Marathon programs that support UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital on our CMN Blog and in social media. Check out each school’s spotlight below!

RattlerThon at Florida A&M University

Blazer-A-Thon at Valdosta State University

OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University

Dance Marathon at Florida State University

Dance Marathon at the University of Florida

Swing into fall at these golf tournaments

Annual RE/MAX Premier Realty Golf Scramble to Benefit CMN Hospitals
Friday, Sept. 15
Del Webb’s Spruce Creek Golf & Country Club
Summerfield, Fla.
Details & registration


23rd Annual Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for Kids Golf Classic
Thursday, Oct. 19
Chiefland Golf & Country Club
Chiefland, Fla.
Details & registration

Introducing our CMN blog

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 Office of Development Facebook Page

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

Upcoming Campaigns and Events


Now through September 30 | Love's Travel Stops Heart Icon Campaign

Make a donation to CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital at your local Love's Travel Stop. Love’s will show additional support for CMN Hospitals this year on National Coffee Day. On Friday, Sept. 29, Love’s will donate money from the sale of all 24-ounce coffees and cappuccinos to CMN Hospitals. All 24-ounce hot beverages will cost $1.


Now through October 3 | Ace Hardware Miracle Balloon Icon Campaign

Ace stores support CMN Hospitals in a variety of ways including the Miracle Blue Bucket promotion, change round up at the register, in-store fundraising events and more. And just like Ace, CMN Hospitals are local – which means the money raised at your neighborhood Ace goes to UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.


Now through October 16 | IHOP Miracle Balloon Icon Campaign


September 7-October 8 | Walmart and Sam's Club Miracle Balloon Campaign

Make back-to-school a chance to give back to UF Health Shands Children's Hospital during this annual campaign.


October 1-31 | Great Clips Miracle Balloon Icon Campaign

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 pediatric patients while in our care.

Read the wish list.