Shands Hospital for Children wins $20,000 from Primrose Schools

A local Gainesville family who call themselves the “Pence Bunch” won second place and $20,000 for Shands Hospital for Children at UF last week during the third annual Primrose Schools Family Dance-off video contest.

The Family Dance-off contest attracted 117 families across the nation to submit their 30-second video. The dance-off is part of Primrose Schools’ commitment to help fight childhood obesity by getting kids to engage in physical activities like dancing. Primrose Schools provides early childhood education and childcare services in more than 240 schools in 17 states.

“Thank you to everyone who voted for the ‘Pence Bunch,’” said Scott A. Rivkees, M.D., chair and professor of pediatrics at the UF College of Medicine.

To celebrate the success, a check presentation and short reception will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Pediatrics Medical and Surgical Unit 44/45 welcome desk, located on the fourth floor in the Patient Services Building.