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

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Jenna

18-year-old Jenna Rogers is a fitting example of how expert medical intervention at a young age makes all the difference in the world. She was diagnosed with common variable immune deficiency and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, both disorders impacting her immune system.

Read more of Jenna's story here.

May 19: Miracles on Madison

Join with friends and family for a spring evening downtown on Madison Street in Tallahassee. The event will offer a progressive dining hop around some of Madison Street's finest restaurants, the opportunity to stroll through local shops, a silent auction, celebrity bartenders and a concert to close the evening.

See the menu and other ticket details here.

What do my CMN dollars do?

When you donate to CMN Hospitals to support UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, your dollars make a big difference. They support important enrichment programs like Child Life and Arts in Medicine, provide seed money for research projects and purchase critically important equipment. This month, we are featuring some of the equipment used for pediatric patients who undergo open-heart surgery.

Learn more about this vital equipment.

Thanks for gathering on the Gridiron!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2nd annual UF Health Celebrity Gridiron Challenge, benefiting CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Two teams tied for first place in the flag football tournament. Congratulations to Team CHW and Team Brave Hearts! A special thank you to our fantastic sponsors. We are grateful for your enduring support.

View photos from the event.

Fishing for Kids tournament results

Last month, the 14th Annual Fishing for Kids Saltwater Trout Tournament welcomed dozens of boaters to Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee, Fla. Thank you to all participants and sponsors for your support! Proceeds benefited CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

View results from the tournament.


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

May 19 | Miracles on Madison:

May 22-24 | Sam's Club and AAA membership drive: Stop by the UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium to enroll.

May 31 | Publix Super Markets CMN Hospital campaign begins:

June 6-7 | CMN Store Days at UF Health:

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.