Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center Unveils Donor Wall to Supporters

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) unveiled its Donor Wall on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at an intimate reception held at the Center. Over seventy longtime supporters attended the event hosted by CDTC’s Board of Directors. The Donor Wall was created by mosaic artist Todd Michael Hanna to recognize the Center’s dedicated friends of its first twenty five years.

Theda Shaw, Penny Vernon, Michael Shaw, Ira Vernon, Shari McCartney, Larry Van Dusseldorp

Guests were able to tour the building and to meet staff members from the various programs throughout the evening. The wall was unveiled after speeches by Board Chair Shari McCartney, Executive Director Dr. Susan Widmayer and Board Co-chair Ira Vernon. Mrs. Spring John, whose children have been seen at CDTC for many years, gave a moving speech about the services and support CDTC offers its families and the difficulties of caring for children with special health care needs.

Pete and Nancy Seiler

The evening was planned and coordinated by Board Members Bonnie Grady and William Spencer.  Special thanks to the Board of Directors, Todd Michael Hanna, musician Paul Banman, Ultimate Cuisine, Victoria Park Flowers and Leah Gernert.

The Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 10,000 children with special health care needs in Broward County. CDTC’s mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of children with special health care needs by providing comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services within a medical home environment.  CDTC is a nationally recognized “Center of Excellence,” offering a unique system of care for infants, children and youth with chronic illnesses, disabilities and developmental delays.  For more information, please visit

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