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Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Placing your child's life in a doctor's hands is a terrifying thought. Knowing you've chosen the right doctor, the right hospital, means everything. When it matters most, parents and families trust Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

"I had access to everybody-unlimited access-whenever I needed it, which is very important when you're scared to death that you might loose your child" says Libby, whose son Joey was treated at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital for an aggressive pediatric brain cancer. "I trust Joe DiMaggio 200 percent with my child."

So does Sophia's mom.

"They treated my daughter, my baby, like one of their own," says Rose, whose daughter Sophia was diagnosed with leukemia at 6 weeks old.

Johnny's dad trusts Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, too. "Joe DiMaggio means life," says John, whose son Johnny had open-heart surgery for a Ventricular Septal Defect. "We almost lost him. And, anytime I think about this place-you gave me my boy back."

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital combines advanced technology with the expertise of the largest, most diverse group of board-certified pediatric specialists in the region. Uniquely inspired and designed for kids and families, it embodies patient- and family-centered care.

"At Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, the family is a part of the multi-disciplinary team," says Frank Scholl, MD, chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. "They're a critical part of their children's healthcare. We build trust by listening, by explaining, by caring, by sitting down and looking somebody in the eye and saying: I'm going to do the best I can to take care of your child."

For more than 20 years, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has been serving young patients and their families. As a regional leader in pediatric healthcare, our 204-bed, 180,000-square-foot hospital offers world-class expertise in a compassionate, nurturing environment.

Tour de Broward funds will benefit Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in its mission to provide safe, quality, cost-effective patient- and family-centered care, regardless of one's ability to pay, with the goal of improving the health of the community we serve. During the 2016 fiscal year, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital served children and their families in 61,607 hospital outpatient visits, in 9,538 admissions and observations, and 7,455 pediatric surgeries.

Your support helps Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital make a difference in the lives of children and their families every day.