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A Time for Giving Thanks

With 63 stores and almost 1,000 associates, Walmart and Sam’s Club have collectively raised more than $575,000 in 2012 for Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida, most of it $1 at a time. From bake sales to car washes, pies in the face and “kiss the pig,”…

A memorable Christmas for kids

When Carldon Lahey went for a walk Jan. 6, 2007, he never could have predicted the outcome. “I received a calling from God that day,” said Lahey. “And I have been following that calling ever since. It’s that simple.” That calling not only changed Lahey’s life – it has changed…

Welcoming children and families

Laura Brown, Shands at the University of Florida visitor assistant, greets visitors with smiles and answers at the hospital’s east lobby welcome desk. “I go out of my way to help people,” said Brown, who has held this post for three years. Her desk and her job will soon…

A new grant helps fund childhood cancer research

  Hyundai Hope on Wheels awarded University of Florida researcher Wesley Bolch, Ph. D., and his research team a grant of $250,000 to support their pediatric cancer research. Osteosarcoma survivor Sam Blakemore left a paint hand print on two pieces of canvas prior to placing one on a 2013…

Radiothon raises more than $100,000 for Shands Hospital for Children at UF

Radio personalities, Miss Florida, pediatric patients, faculty, staff and community members took over the Shands at the University of Florida atrium and local airwaves Tuesday, raising more than $100,000 to help sick and injured children at Shands Hospital for Children at UF. The annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon for Kids…

Spring Swamp Dash – Gettin’ Muddy for the Kids!

Why just run a race when you can climb, jump, crawl and mud your way to pushing the boundaries of your own physical endurance? The Swamp Dash & Bash is the most challenging mud run around, with miles of challenging obstacles, and plenty of mud to push your limits.