Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals began in 1983 to help children by actively supporting better health care for kids. Today more than 170 hospitals worldwide, specializing in treating children, make up Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The organization is unique in that 100 percent of the money raised locally goes directly to the participating Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals hospital, helping children from your community.
Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida receives the funds raised through Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. These funds help treat thousands of children that come to the hospital every year. Children with cancer, AIDS, and birth defects…organ transplant patients and accident victims…and children living with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, kidney disease and heart disease.
Shands Hospital for Children uses Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals money to purchase patient care equipment, fund research, provide diversionary activities and support educational and advocacy programs for children’s health. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals makes it possible for the Shands Hospital for Children to maintain and upgrade our pediatric programs so they can continue to provide young patients with the most advanced medical treatment available.