Posted in


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

We all know what the pink ribbon stands for, but how many of us know what the gold ribbon stands for? I know we didn’t until little Mason Silva came into our life and taught us firsthand why this month is so important, and it’s why you’ll see my husband…

STOP Children’s Cancer Foundation makes $1 million pledge

Stop Children’s Cancer, a Gainesville-based nonprofit organization, has made a five-year, $1 million pledge to help support UF Health Shands Hospital doctors take part in national collaborative studies and clinical trials, including one focused on improving the cure rates for children with osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma.

Teen to donate bone marrow for brother

A city program where Orlando police officers mentor at-risk children has taken a different turn, after one of the kids participating in the program was diagnosed with cancer.

Hope on Wheels

Hyundai's Hope on Wheels visits Gainesville to award Dr. Duane Mitchell a $1,000,000 research grant to support his research on stimulation of the immune system to help control brain tumors.

Arts in Medicine

UF Health Shands offers more than just physical care for patients. The hospital also focuses on mental and emotional treatment.