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Peyton Wesner

Fighting pediatric cancer focus of V Foundation-UF Health collaboration

In pursuit of its ongoing mission to achieve Victory Over Cancer®, the V Foundation for Cancer Research announced its renewed support and a new $250,000 grant for the University of Florida’s efforts to combat brain cancer in children. Combined with private support, a total of $600,000 in new funding will bolster critical research programs.

A Night for Heroes celebrates 15 years

The TraumaOne Heroes Council and the late Leon L. Haley Jr. (center), M.D., MHSA, CPE, FACEP, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Kate Strickland calls April 24, 2016, the “worst day” of her life. It’s also the “most wonderful,” considering the…

New life fuels generosity

Grateful patient Jan Stier (left) and his wife, Pat (right), spend time in the Wilmot Botanical Gardens reflecting on their journey with UF Health. Jan Stier used to be called the “mystery man.” That’s because before UF Health, no physician could diagnose him. Four years ago, Stier came to UF…

You showed up on Giving Day, Gators!

Allie Cohen, Jeannine Lederman, Sami Haydu , PHHP Dean’s ambassadors and bachelor’s students. During the University of Florida’s fourth annual Giving Day, Gator Nation’s pride and passion were on full display. Gators of all kinds – alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends and families – helped us surpass our goal of…

Feb. 19: Miracles in Color 5K brightens UF

Photo by Dance Marathon at UF. On Saturday, Feb. 19, Dance Marathon at the University of Florida will host its third annual Miracles in Color 5K. The course winds through the UF campus and ends at Flavet Field. Throughout the run, participants are doused in colored powder. After five kilometers,…

Dance Marathon at FSU raises $70,000

Photo from Dance Marathon at FSU. Dance Marathon at Florida State University kicked off its 2022 fundraising ‘Seminole Strong.’ For the first time ever, DM at FSU hosted Miles for Miracles. Participants had the option to join a 5K race or a 1-mile roll, walk and run event. The 5K…

Ambassador Spotlight: Beckett Genuardi

Beckett Genuardi loves music. When he’s not learning to play the piano, Beckett is often singing with his father, Joe. Many of their songs can be heard on PartyHearty, the Genuardis’ YouTube channel. Their audience has grown to more than 2,300 subscribers. But music is more than just an…

Introducing our 2022 Champion, Beckett Genuardi!

Every year, 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals identify a “Champion” in each of their communities to serve as the face for children treated at their local children’s hospital. These ambassadors spend the year advocating for the charitable need of children’s hospitals across North America. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is…

Where does my CMN gift go? | February 2022

This image was taken prior to national guidelines of face coverings and physical distancing. Your continued support toward Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals funds programs that benefit our pediatric patients and their families. At UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, we value not only the comfort and well-being of our patients but…