Volunteer Group to Host 5th Annual Mother’s Day Brunch to Benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center

The CDTC Sunflower Circle of Friends is hosting its 5th Annual Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch to benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. Proceeds from the brunch will benefit children with chronic illnesses and disabilities in Broward County. Over the past four years, this event has generated over $100,000 in support for CDTC’s Primary Care Clinic, which cares for 2,600 special needs children and their siblings.

This family friendly event will be held in Pier Sixty-Six’s Panorama Ballroom and will include fabulous musical entertainment, exciting silent auction items and a delicious buffet brunch. Guests will be greeted by the wonderful sounds of the American Heritage School’s String Quartet followed by a performance from George and Candi Tandy with their unique blend of jazz, soul and R&B, as well as performances by singer/songwriter George Tandy, Jr.

Tickets for the brunch are $75 per person and $40 for children under the age of 15. Children 5 and under are free. Purchase tickets online at www.childrensdiagnostic.org.

“Attending this brunch is a wonderful way to honor mothers, especially those who work tirelessly all year to better the lives of children with special health care needs at CDTC,” said Penny Vernon, Chair of CDTC’s Sunflower Circle of Friends.

Sponsors for this event include 1st United Bank, Jim and Judy Ambrose, Wayne and Arlene Chaplin, Concrete Reinforcing Products, Deacero, Emco North America, Jim and Connie Gambill, Jim and Billie Hairston, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Merrill Lynch, Audrey Millsaps, Ann Payne, Pilot Steel, Portus Services PEV, SunTrust, Ira and Penny Vernon and Allan Yarkin.

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 2011, the Sunflower Circle of Friends contributed over $25,000 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.

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