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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…

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…