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Feb. 19: Miracles in Color 5K brightens UF

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

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 Party Hearty, 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!

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is excited to announce our 2022 CMN Hospitals Champion, Beckett Genuardi! Throughout the year, Beckett will represent UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in campaigns with our corporate partners and community events. The 7-year-old embodies the strength and courage of our pediatric patients while also exuding…

Southwest Georgia Oil Company, Shell partner to fuel the future of pediatric healthcare

Through the annual “Giving Pump” initiative, Southwest Georgia Oil Company, Inc. and Shell raised thousands of dollars earlier this year that benefited Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. From Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, their customers helped raise $5,885.55 for critical pediatric equipment and research funding at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Each gallon of gas sold…

Year in Review: Local Champion Bailey

Blissful. Bubbly. Bright. There are many ways to describe our 2021 CMN Hospitals Local Champion Bailey Abbott and how she represents UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Bailey used this year to tell more people about Turner syndrome, a rare chromosome disorder that occurs when a female child…

Celebrating commitment: College DM programs raise more than $1 million in 78.6 hours

Dance Marathon at UF hosted Transform Today and raised $589,484 for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Photo by Dance Marathon at UF. 94,320 seconds. 1,572 minutes. 26.2 hours. Our three college Dance Marathon programs raised $1,046,778 for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital during their respective 26.2 hours of fall fundraising.

Research Showcase: Pediatric bone marrow transplant research at UF gets boost

The mission of CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is to build awareness and raise funds for our pediatric patients. This research spotlight is the first in our Miracle Memo series to explore the impactful research completed thanks to CMN Hospitals funding. Biljana Horn, M.D., is the director…

‘Pumpkin’ to talk about: CMN Hospitals Ambassadors celebrate Halloween

This year our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals ambassadors treated us to spook-tacular costumes! Image Gallery Hannah enjoyed this year’s Moralloween celebration. Moralloween is Dance Marathon at UF’s annual fall fundraiser… Reilly also got into the Halloween spirit! Bella and her sisters took over the neighborhood as Disney Channel’s Descendants.

Gaming for a good cause

For more than a decade, Extra Life has united gamers in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 2009, our Extra Life Shands gamers have picked up their controllers to benefit UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. This year on Extra Life Game Day, held Nov. 6, our 92 registered participants…

Thankful for Take 5

Our friends at Take 5 and Driven Brands raised more than $130,000 for CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. This year’s Take 5 fundraising total was a 64% increase from 2020. Thank you to our Take 5 locations for making a difference for our pediatric patients! Every dollar…