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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…

Arts in Medicine holds classes for Ambassador families

This fall, our UF Health Shands Arts In Medicine team offered two 6-week virtual art workshop series for our CMN Ambassador families! These workshops provided Ambassadors and their siblings the opportunity to create artwork alongside other virtual classmates under the direction of UF Health artists-in-residence. CMN Ambassador Evangeline Owens…