WHAT AN INCREDIBLE YEAR!!!
Because of you, we were able to achieve so much this year for our pediatric patients. Great job in being a part of the team that helped 2018 continue to break records with raising more than $551,223 and over 8,000 supporters on site. We are so inspired by the support of the community as we are still receiving donations to add to the total. If you have any last donations to submit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can assist you.
2018 Tour de Broward carried a special energy with those that have supported since the inaugural year to the new participants and teams that came out for the first time. We cannot achieve what we have without you and we are very grateful.
Please remember to like our Tour de Broward Facebook page and tag yourself and friends in the photos! We have thousands of amazing photos on the page thanks to many of the TDB photographers.
Congratulations to all of our top teams that walked away with a trophy:
- Top Community Participant Team: Warren Henry Auto Group
- Top Community Fundraising Team: Supermom's of Broward
- Top Memorial Fundraising Team: Memorial Regional Hospital
- Top Memorial Participant Team: Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
- Top Memorial Participant Team (under 700 staff): Memorial Physician Group
On behalf of the pediatric patients and their families, THANK YOU!
See you next year!
History of the Tour de Broward
For the past eight years on a Sunday morning in February, thousands of people have gathered at Miramar Regional Park, united by one common cause - to support Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at its annual Tour de Broward event. Now in its ninth year, the need is greater than ever to raise funds for South Broward's only pediatric hospital, which has become the leading children's hospital in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In Fiscal Year 2016, JDCH cared for children needing 61,607 hospital outpatient visits, 7,455 pediatric surgeries, and 9,538 admissions and observation stays.
What the Tour de Broward Supports
Funds from previous years have supported the hospital's Heart Institute, which provides children with a complete continuum of care from diagnosis to repair of congenital defects and other cardiac dysfunctions. It houses the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, one of only two of its kind in South Florida. Funds have also supported programs for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, helping to improve the lives of many oncology patients and families. However, the need is greater this year because funds raised will help support programs throughout Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, as it aims to grow in the community and continue to expand services.
How You Can Get Involved
Tour de Broward 2018 will feature a variety of events for adults, kids, physically challenged athletes and wounded warriors alike. These events include a 3K Walk & 5K Timed Run; Cycling challenges - 50K and 100K; The Power of Play Kids Zone.
Registration fees range from $15 to $40, depending upon the event and the day you sign up. Same-day registration is available.
All registrations include Breakfast, Lunch, Event Shirt and Goodie Bag. 100K Ride, 50K Ride and 5K Run participants will receive a finisher medal. Everything is provided on a first come, first served basis.
Volunteers are needed to help set up, provide customer service, and tear down after the event.
If you would like to support Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, but can't attend on February 25, 2018, don't worry - you can sign up as a virtual participant (Under Run and Walk Registrations) at the low registration fee of just $19.92.