Racing for the Kids


Two weekends ago, our company had the pleasure of participating in the Tour de Broward. We rode our bicycles, ran our sneakers off, and ate delicious food all for a great cause. The event takes place every year at Miramar Regional Park. This year, we had 2 participants doing the 50 km ride and 7 participants for the 5 km run. The team met up after their events in the sponsor’s tent to relax and enjoy all the amazing, fresh food being offered. Thank you to everyone that participated and made the day eventful!

Our company’s goal for next year’s Tour de Broward: Have a blast again!

Some of the Thornton team with their finisher medals.

History of Tour de Broward

For the past six years on a Sunday morning in February, thousands of people have gathered at Miramar Regional Park, united by one common cause – to support Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at its annual Tour de Broward event. Now in its seventh year, the need is greater than ever to raise funds for South Broward’s only pediatric hospital, which has become the leading children’s hospital in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In 2014’s fiscal year alone, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital served children and their families in 53,450 outpatient visits, 8,707 admissions and observations and 6,039 pediatric surgeries.

What the Tour de Broward Supports

Funds from previous years have supported the hospital’s Heart Institute, which provides children with a complete continuum of care from diagnosis to repair of congenital defects and other cardiac dysfunctions. It houses the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, one of only two of its kind in South Florida. Funds have also supported programs for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, helping to improve the lives of many oncology patients and families. However, the need is greater this year because funds raised will help support programs throughout Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, as it aims to grow in the community and continue to expand services.