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Event raises over $450,000 to benefit children and families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

March 6, 2022 – Nearly 4,000 in-person participants hosted the Robins & Morton Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Tour from Broward to Miramar Regional Park, helping to raise over $450,000 to cover the cost of programs, services and facilities for children and families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The event has now generated more than $6 million to support pediatric health care over its 13-year history.

Aurelio Fernandez, Caitlin Stella, Leah Carpenter

The community fundraiser, which took place virtually in 2021 due to COVID-19, is an annual celebration of health and fitness that included 50 and 100,000 bike rides, a 5,000 run, a 3,000 walk and the “Power of Play Kids Zone”. Current and former patients, some side by side with doctors and nurses who cared for them in their lowest moments, participated and the day also featured music, entertainment, food and drinks. drinks, a t-shirt and a goodie bag for everyone who signed up.

“We were thrilled to once again bring an in-person experience to our community,” said Aurelio M. Fernandez III, FACHE, President and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System. “This event has always been an opportunity for everyone to come together to provide the resources that deliver the next level of pediatric care that we all want for our children.

The event also included a moving tribute to Fernandez, the driving force behind Memorial Healthcare System’s success, who will soon be retiring as CEO.

Lotsy Dotsy (directs the cyclists)

Part of the Memorial Healthcare System, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital ( is one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a full range of health care services and programs in a caring and compassionate designed specifically for children. A Level 1 trauma center, it combines state-of-the-art technology, the expertise of board-certified specialists, and a patient and family-centered approach to heal the body, mind, and spirit of those it serves. hit.

The hospital’s nonprofit foundation focuses on philanthropy to positively impact patients, families, and underwrite programs, facilities, and equipment that support the pediatric facility’s mission.

To learn more about Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, visit and connect with @jdchospital on Facebook, TwitterYouTube and Instagram.

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