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Lights out for Celebrity Waiter Night

Lights out for Celebrity Waiter Night

Published: May 16th, 2016

The grand finale for Celebrity Waiter Night took place earlier this month, where throughout the evening, guests reminisced about three successful decades of fun-filled, entertaining fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Alyssa

Published: May 16th, 2016

Born at only 26 weeks and weighing a tiny 1 pound and 4 ounces, Alyssa started fighting for her life right after her birth in the neonatal intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Funding hope: Parkinson’s patient on the road again

Published: April 28th, 2016

When he was 38 years old, Doug Kirk remembers how things like brushing his teeth or raising his left arm became difficult. He wasn’t able to sleep. Even sitting for extended periods of time proved painful. But this summer, he and his wife Sheila will cycle for more than 450 miles along the scenic southern hills of Iowa.

PALS Golf Tournament a success

PALS Golf Tournament a success

Published: April 28th, 2016

More than 30 community sponsors contributed to the PALS Thrive program, and 71 golfers participated!

Youth anglers reel ’em in at Fishing for Kids

Youth anglers reel ’em in at Fishing for Kids

Published: April 28th, 2016

Thanks to our 50-plus youth anglers who participated in Fishing for Kids this year at Sea Hag Marina.

Celebrity Waiter Night’s curtain call

Celebrity Waiter Night’s curtain call

Published: April 28th, 2016

Since 1986, the Celebrity Waiter Night has raised more than $3.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network. One hundred percent of CMN dollars stay local, impacting children right here in the […]

Dance Marathon wraps incredible $5M+ season

Dance Marathon wraps incredible $5M+ season

Published: April 28th, 2016

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is now the only institution in the country supported by THREE $1 million-plus student-run fundraising programs, as well as the nation’s fastest-growing with OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Reilly

Published: April 28th, 2016

By the time Reilly was 6 months old, he had undergone two open-heart surgeries to repair his congenital heart defect.

For this father, longtime giving is personal

For this father, longtime giving is personal

Published: April 15th, 2016

In 1968, Barry Wigglesworth’s only son was diagnosed with Ebstein anomaly in its severest form, a rare heart defect that is present at birth where the heart valve doesn’t properly close to keep the blood flowing in the right direction.

Ava and Nick’s excellent tour adventure

Published: March 24th, 2016

Did you know our Pediatric E.R. boasts two tropical fish tanks? Or that the Sebastian Ferrero Atrium was designed with our youngest patients in mind? There have been many changes at the children’s hospital over the last several years, thanks to supporters like you.