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

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Dani-Lynn

Dani-Lynn Early was born May 5, 2015. With big, blue eyes and a wide smile to match, she was immediately loved by her sisters, parents and friends. Only eight days later, however, those loved ones watched as baby Dani-Lynn was wheeled into surgery.

Read more of Dani-Lynn's story.

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital ranked in 6 medical specialties

UF Health’s pediatric cardiology and heart surgery program moved up two places from last year to 19th nationwide, the highest-ranked specialty at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. That also is a historically high ranking for the program.

Read more.

Inaugural Miracles on Madison a success

Last month, Tallahassee kicked off summer at the inaugural Miracles on Madison, a southern-style progressive dining hop through College Town, located in the heart of downtown Tallahassee. The event was a sell-out, raising more than $28,900 for CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

More from the event.

What do my CMN dollars do?

Funds donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals help the treatment and recovery of patients with severe burns. This month, we are featuring the specialized clothing that helps pediatic burn patients heal. Each year, our burn center receives $15,000 from CMN to purchase Burn Compression Garments.

Learn more about the compression garments.

Publix CMN Hospitals campaign ends

Earlier this month, 169 Publix Super Market stores joined to raise money for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

View photos from our CMN Ambassador visits.

Dance Marathon programs launch campaigns

Earlier this month, Dance Marathon programs at UF, FSU and FAU officially launched their online fundraising pages for this year’s campaign. Last year’s campaigns raised a record $5,423,457.28 for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital!

Check out each school's page.

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! giving.UFHealth.org/ambassadors.

Upcoming Campaigns and Events

Now through Aug. 2 | Dairy Queen balloon icon campaign

August 2 | Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

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.