For the Kids, UF Health Shands Children's Hospital eNewsletter

July 2016

Oreo or M&Ms?

Why not both? Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen is happening July 28, so you have plenty of time to decide between chocolate chip cookie dough, banana split or even salted caramel truffle Blizzard treats.

Every participating Dairy Queen is donating $1 or more to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

And with more than 20 locations throughout Florida and southern Georgia supporting UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, feel free to snag several flavors. Find a location near you and get info on pre-orders.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Kaedyn

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Kaedyn

Kaedyn is a healthy boy who loves playing baseball and graduated from kindergarten a few months ago.

When he was 10 months old, he was treated by his pediatrician for stomach pain and swollen cheeks. When his health worsened, Kaedyn’s parents took him to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital where blood tests revealed a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer that affects white blood cells.


Publix spring campaign earns $1M+

If you shopped at an area Publix supermarket this spring, you likely helped raise more than $1 million to support UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital ­­— thank you!

Customers from the Tallahassee, Gainesville, West Palm Beach and Orlando areas helped make this one of the most successful partner program campaigns to date. Thank you for your continued support of our pediatric programs.


Walmart, Sam’s Club rolling out support for CMN Hospitals

Just in time for your back-to-school shopping, Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are kicking off their annual campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals August 29 – October 9.

This follows a recent $2,500 grant to CMN Hospitals from the newly opened Sam’s Club in the Butler North Plaza off of Archer Road in Gainesville!

Be sure to stop by your local Walmart or Sam’s Club during the campaign and help improve the lives of as many children as possible.


Summer golf tournaments open for registration

Two golf tournaments are open for registration, and proceeds will benefit UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.

WIND-FM’s Not-So-Classic Golf Tournament

When: Friday, July 29

Where: West End Golf Club, Newberry, Fla.

RE/MAX Premier Realty Golf Tournament

When: Friday, Sept. 23

Where: Del Webb’s Spruce Creek Golf & Country Club, Summerfield, Fla.

Get the registration details and more information for both tournaments.


UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Wish List

We want to make the most of your donation efforts. Here is a list of year-round items that support our patients while in our care. Your contributions make a difference!

Read the entire wish list.