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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…

Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Brooks & Broward

The bond between brothers is special. The link between Brooks and Broward Roberts is especially unique. Brooks, 3, and Broward, 4, do everything together. They ride four-wheelers and go on backyard adventures. They were also both diagnosed with a tethered spinal cord, a neurologic condition caused by the spinal cord…

Ambassador Spotlight: Beckett Genuardi

Beckett Genuardi loves music. When he’s not learning to play the piano, Beckett is often singing with his father, Joe. Many of their songs can be heard on PartyHearty, the Genuardis’ YouTube channel. Their audience has grown to more than 2,300 subscribers. But music is more than just an…

Introducing our 2022 Champion, Beckett Genuardi!

Every year, 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals identify a “Champion” in each of their communities to serve as the face for children treated at their local children’s hospital. These ambassadors spend the year advocating for the charitable need of children’s hospitals across North America. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is…