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

September 2016

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

Walmart and Sam’s Club stores kicked off their annual campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals last month, which continues through October 9. This follows a recent $2,500 and a $2,000 grant to CMN Hospitals from the newly opened Sam’s Club and Walmart in the Butler North Plaza off of Archer Road in Gainesville!

In its 30th year, this annual six-week campaign creates an opportunity for an entire community to support children’s health at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. During the campaign, donations are collected at the register. Associates also get creative, holding potlucks, contests, auctions and family events as fundraisers.

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.


Ambassador Highlight: Meet Kirstyn

Kirstyn was all smiles on her 12th birthday as she opened presents and ate cupcakes decorated like emojis. Life hasn’t always been smiles and happy emoticons for this brave girl.

When Kirstyn was just a day old, she was transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital for severe jaundice treatment. At 7 days old, physicians informed Kirstyn’s parents that she may not live through the night.

Team Tori: Update

Team Tori: Update

Last month, CMN Miracle Child Tori Boynton celebrated a big milestone as she rang the “End of Treatment” bell, signaling an end to her chemotherapy treatment for leukemia!

We are happy to share photos and a video clip from her day.


Last chance to register! RE/MAX Premier Realty Golf Tournament

When: Friday, Sept. 23

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

Details: Get ready to tee off at the newest golf tournament benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Register now for the first-ever RE/MAX Premier Realty Golf Tournament, taking place at Del Webb’s Spruce Creek Golf & Country Club in Summerfield, Fla on Friday, Sept. 23.


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 wish list.