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DM at UF raises $526,292 during Transform Today

Photo courtesy of Dance Marathon at the University of Florida. Dance Marathon at the University of Florida raised $526,292 during its annual fall fundraising event, Transform Today. A 26.2-hour initiative, Transform Today invites the UF campus and the Gainesville community to get involved in DM at UF’s fight to end…

Miracle families, DM students enjoy a Sunday fun-day

Dance Marathon students from across Florida converged on Kanapaha Park in Gainesville for a morning of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fun! Our collegiate partners from Dance Marathon at Florida State University, Dance Marathon at the University of Florida and OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University joined our Miracle Families for swings…

Get to know Rashmin C. Savani, M.B., Ch.B.

When Rashmin C. Savani, M.B., Ch.B., joined the University of Florida College of Medicine in August, one thing stood out to him – the friendliness. “The friendliness and welcoming nature of both my colleagues in the UF College of Medicine and Gainesville, in general, has been amazing,” said Savani, the…

Ambassador Spotlight: Powie

Powie Patterson was “just surviving.” That is how Kristen Patterson describes her daughter, Powie, before UF Health. “She was bouncing from infection to infection,” Kristen said. “She has gone from merely surviving to thriving.” Powie is living with mitochondrial disease, a disorder that occurs when mitochondria fail to produce enough…

Publix stores raise more than $480K for CMN Hospitals

In just 12 days, 171 Publix stores raised more than $484,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Store 61 in Ocala raised the most, totaling more than $8,500. Led by store champion Shavonne, Store 61 exuded passion throughout the campaign. Each register promoted miracle coupons,…

Where does my CMN gift go? | August 2022

Photo courtesy: Linet Group SE. Thanks to your continued support and generosity toward Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, UF Health has purchased 10 Linet Tom 2 devices. The Tom 2 is an electrically powered, adjustable bed designed for preschool children. The bed possesses side rail…

Walmart & Sam’s Club contribute nearly $400K

Walmart and Sam’s Club associates went above and beyond to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. During its 35th year of fundraising for CMN Hospitals, Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in the Gainesville, Tallahassee and West Palm Beach areas experienced one of its most successful…

Costco collects $60K for CMN Hospitals

During May, the sound of a gong ringing filled Costco Warehouse 1026 in Tallahassee. That’s because their team was once again striving to “change kids’ health.” Over the 31 days, Costco associates and cashiers collected donations at the register and even sold custom tote bags, all in an effort to…

Ambassador Spotlight: Introducing Tiny Miss Universe, Dani-Lynn

Dani-Lynn Early is beaming ear-to-ear. Dressed in a lime green dress, Dani-Lynn shines a smile to a room full of contestants, judges and pageant queens. A sparkling crown sits atop her head, and a sash proclaiming her as “Tiny Miss Universe” is placed over her right shoulder. At just 7…

Summer fun with our Champion

Serving as the CMN Hospitals Champion for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital can be a big job, especially for a 7-year-old. But with school out, our 2022 Champion, Beckett, made sure to make the most of his summer. So we asked…Water you doing, Beckett? He spent a great…