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

January 2018

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Abby

When patients are diagnosed with a chronic illness, they often become experts in their own care management and the details of their disease. Eight-year-old Abby Sapp is no exception. 

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Help win $100K for the kids

We need your help! Each day between now and March 10 (per browser, per device) please place your votes for UF basketball coach Mike White and his chosen charity — our very own UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital!

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Mark your calendar, get set, hike!

Join the second annual UF Health Celebrity Gridiron Challenge for a flag-football tournament to benefit CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

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Celebrating our CMN community partners

Last month, CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital hosted a special event to honor the community partners who have supported CMN over the last year.

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Extra Life Shands raises $60K for CMN Hospitals

A big thank you to the Extra Life Shands team for their hard work over the last year!

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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 Office of Development 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!

Upcoming Campaigns and Events

Feb. 1-27 | IHOP Miracle Balloon Campaign

Make a $1 or $5 donation and sign your Miracle Balloon at participating IHOP locations.

Feb. 27 | National Pancake Day at IHOP

Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes for a donation to CMN Hospitals!

March 2-4 | Dance Marathon at Florida State University:

March 24-25 | Dance Marathon at the University of Florida:

April 7 | OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University:

April 14 | Longwood Rehab Charity Golf Tournament:

April 21 | UF Health Celebrity Gridiron Challenge:

April 28 | Fishing for Kids 14th Annual Saltwater Trout Tournament:

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.