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College DM programs raise $3.9 million 

From left to right: Shelley Collins, M.D., FAAP, associate chief medical officer at UF Health Shands Hospital, associate dean for student affairs and professor of pediatrics at UF College of Medicine, Anna Michelle Brandt, associate vice president of operations at UF Health Shands Hospital, Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., dean…

Gamers grab prizes for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

We’re thrilled to announce two Extra Life gamers supporting UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital helped raise $1,525. Their fundraising took place at Extra Life United 2022 during CMN Hospitals Children’s Hospitals Week. Reddjoey earned $1,200 for his performance in the game Magic: The Gathering, and Kristalrose snagged $325 in Skip-Bo.

Predicting and preventing: Biomarkers in pediatric brain injury research looks ahead

For years, Suman Ghosh, M.D., MPA has been researching pediatric brain injury. He first started analyzing neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a condition where the brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen or blood flow for a period of time, during his residency at the University of California, Irvine and Children’s Health of…

Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Brooks & Broward

The bond between brothers is special. The link between Brooks and Broward Roberts is especially unique. Brooks, 3, and Broward, 4, do everything together. They ride four-wheelers and go on backyard adventures. They were also both diagnosed with a tethered spinal cord, a neurologic condition caused by the spinal cord…

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…