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

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Caden

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is delighted to announce that Caden will be serving as the 2019 Local Champion. He and his family are excited to have the opportunity to spread awareness about his rare condition and the care provided to local children and their families at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Learn more about Caden and his family.

Don't miss UF Health Gridiron Challenge

The 2019 UF Health Gridiron Challenge is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Event highlights include the all-day flag football tournament (featuring 19 teams!), appearances by Albert & Alberta and other special guests, a special raffle that includes an autographed football by Coach Mullen and more!

Get all the event details.

CMN Store Days are back!

Place your pre-orders now through Monday, Feb. 4, for three brand new, limited-edition T-shirt designs. Featuring art by pediatric patients at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, 100 percent of proceeds from Store Days support CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Pre-orders close Monday, Feb. 4.


Every month, we're giving a shoutout to a few of the organizations, individuals and partners that so generously support the kids at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.

Learning kindness starts early

Last fall, a group of children at Gainesville-area preschool Stepping Stones worked together to help the patients at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.

Ending 2018 on a high note

The Seminole Radio Control Club ended 2018 by designating their annual “Believe in a Cure” event gift to CMN Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

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

Now through March 12 | IHOP Miracle Balloon Campaign — Make a donation at area IHOP restaurants to support the kids.

Feb. 5-6 | CMN Store Days — Place your pre-order now to secure your limited-edition CMN Store Day T-shirt.

March 1-3 | Dance Marathon at Florida State University

March 12 | Free Pancake Day at IHOP —   Stop by your local IHOP Restaurant to enjoy a free short stack and flip it forward for the kids!

March 18-24 | #ChildrensHospitalsWeek 

March 23 | OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University 

March 30-31 | Dance Marathon at the University of Florida

April 26-27 | Fishing for Kids —   Registration is now open for the annual Fishing for Kids saltwater tournament!

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.