For the Kids, UF Health Shands Children's Hospital Monthly eNewsletter
UF Health Shands Children's Hospital CMN Ambassador Caden Buth

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Caden

5-year-old Caden Buth loves singing, dancing and acting—but like a dinosaur or a robot. Any day spent having fun is how he would describe his best day, said Caden’s mom, Christina. 

Read his story.

Showing support for Children's Hospitals Week

From March 5-11, CMN Hospitals is celebrating Children's Hospitals Week to shine a light on the importance of children's hospitals and how donations help kids get the best care when they need it. UF Health Shands Children's Hospital is one of 170 member CMN Hospitals across North America particiapting in the week-long initiative — follow along on Facebook for special posts all week.

Then, tune in to a Facebook Live-athon tonight at 7:30 p.m. featuring kids who represent the 10 million kids treated annually at CMN Hospitals. You might even see a familiar face...(Hint -- he's pictured at left!)

Read more about this week's events.

DM at FSU raises $2.1M for the kids

On Sunday, Dance Marathon at FSU finished a weekend full of laughs, tears, hugs and, of course, dancing. All for the kids. They exceeded their $2M goal and raised $2,152,382.19! Thank you to all the donors, fundraisers and dancers who made this possible.

Did you celebrate National Pancake Day?

The month-long IHOP Miracle Balloon campaign culminated Tuesday for National Pancake Day. Guests enjoyed a free short stack of pancakes and were encouraged to make a donation to support the kids at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Read more about about National Pancake Day.

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.

Register your team today.

Get ready to reel 'em in

Registration is now open for the Fishing for Kids 14th Annual Saltwater Trout Tournament on Saturday, April 28. Held in Steinhatchee, Fla., this family friendly fishing tournament benefits UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Learn more and register today.


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!

Upcoming Campaigns and Events

March 5-11 | Children's Hospitals Week: Learn more here

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.