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

Join us for Festival of Trees Nov. 29-Dec. 1

It’s here! Come out to the Town of Tioga for a weekend-long silent auction of decorated trees and wreaths, and other holiday-themed items for purchase. This year’s event takes place Nov. 29–Dec. 1. All proceeds support CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

All proceeds support CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Thiago

The Ramos family recently moved to the United States from Venezuela seeking treatment for their 10-month-old son, Thiago. He was born with a rare genetic disorder called Griscelli syndrome, type 2. This syndrome causes unusually light-colored skin, silver hair and severe immune system disorders. Learn more about Thiago and his family.

Register your flag-football team for UF Health Gridiron Challenge

Registration is now open for the flag football tournament. Teams can choose competitive or non-competitive. Anyone may join or form a team so ask your friends, family and colleagues to join you! Team registration fee is $150.

Where does my gift to CMN go?

When you donate to CMN Hospitals to support UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, your dollars make a big difference. CMN Hospitals funds fully support the Child Life program, a team of individuals specially trained and certified to help kids and families cope with hospitalization.

Make miracles for kids this holiday season

During the holiday season, many children spend this magical time away from home while under our care. Help us lift their spirits by giving hope and spreading joy. We invite you to make a gift and share a message with the patients and our medical teams. We will share your messages throughout the month of December.

Get more from your local CMN Hospital

You can get an inside look at the stories and people who make UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital such a special place.

CMN at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Blog

Here you’ll find hospital highlights and feature stories, like our #MiraclesInMotion series.

UF Health Giving Facebook Page

On Facebook? Follow our page for the latest updates from our CMN program and other UF Health giving initiatives.

Join our CMN Hospitals Ambassador program

The CMN Hospitals Ambassador program at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides a platform to help families share their incredible stories, helping to further its mission of building awareness and increasing funds for hospitalized children in our community. Complete the form and we will be happy to help you!

Upcoming Campaigns and Events

Nov. 29-Dec. 1| Festival of Trees — All proceeds benefit CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

Nov. 29 | Hospitality Night at Blaze Pizza — Show this flyer and Blaze Pizza will donate 20 percent of your purchase to UF Health Gridiron Challenge, supporting CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.

Feb. 9 | UF Health Gridiron Challenge —  Team registration is now open!


UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Wish List

We want to make the most of your donation efforts. View a list of year-round items that support our pediatric patients while in our care.

NEW for the holidays: Check out the special holiday-edition list curated by our Child Life specialists.