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UF Health employee giving program returns

After a two-year hiatus, UF Health Shands employees and UF College of Medicine faculty and staff have come together to celebrate this unique culture of community and philanthropy with the return of the employee giving campaign, Raising Hope at Work.

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…

College DM programs present, students recognized at DMLC 2022

This summer was exciting for our Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs that support UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. The manager teams from Dance Marathon at Florida State University, Dance Marathon at the University of Florida and OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University were thrilled to attend the Dance Marathon Leadership Conference…

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…

‘At UF Health, we take care of each other’

Summer is an exciting time of year. Days are spent splashing in the pool, playing at the park and watching stellar sunsets. Some even travel to dream destinations. Vacations are supposed to be relaxing. Teresa Brown’s last trip was anything but. Brown, who will celebrate her 9-year anniversary at UF…