Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center’s Sunflower of Circle of Friends Announces 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Brunch

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center’s (CDTC) Sunflower Circle of Friends will host its 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch to benefit CDTC on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 from 9:30am -12:00pm. This beautiful event will be held in the Panorama Room and will feature a fashion show with designs from Flora Ottimer’s Children’s Boutique and Country Squire, a silent auction, entertainment by American Heritage musicians and a buffet brunch. This event raises funds to benefit children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The cost of the brunch is $75 per person and $35 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased online at

Sponsors for this year’s event include Mr. and Mrs. Ira Vernon, The Perlman Family Foundation, the Castle Group, SunTrust Bank, Eppy Financial Group, Mrs. Audrey Millsaps, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ambrose, Dr. and Mrs. David Marcus and BJ’s Wholesale Club.

The Sunflower Circle of Friends is a support group of volunteers dedicated to raising awareness of the mission of CDTC and increasing volunteer support for its Medical and Family services.  Founded in 2004, Sunflower has grown from 18 to over 100 members.  In 2010, the Sunflower Circle of Friends contributed over $20,000 to support CDTC’s Primary Care Clinic, provided 1,000 teenagers and moms with holiday gifts, created welcome bags for hundreds of new families to help keep their children healthy, stocked and maintained the Food Pantry, and assisted in Center-wide events such as the Back to School Drive, Kids to Camp, and Thanksgiving Basket Brigade.

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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