Hello friends,

As I am asked each month to give you an update on the life and times of this self-proclaimed security genius, I need to comment on the state of our heat index here in South Florida. Phew, it’s been so hot that while I was out on a walk the other day, I watched a bird pull a worm from the ground… and blow on it to cool it off before eating it. Heh, heh, heh!

That isn’t the only thing that is Red Hot around here. On May 20th, Deliver the Dream is proud to present Red Hot & In Style (2) at the Village Pub. This event is our very popular date auction for the LGBT community to raise funds for our family retreat program!

I’m proud to be a part of an organization that has never attempted to define what a family is. The love and caring of any family is vital to us all. I think about all my brother and sister Min Pins – and wish they could see the work I… and all staff do at Deliver the Dream. Yup, I’m sure they’d wag their stumpy little tails and be proud of my accomplishments. I have to believe that our LGBTQ community is equally as proud to support Deliver the Dream because of our history of non-discrimination and the fostering of family love. No doubt about it, there’s no better place to be head of security!!!

Until next month, stay cool – unless you’ll be joining us at RED HOT!

Lick,

Fred

Red Hot & In Style for the LGBT Community – May 20

There is no cover to attend and everyone is invited to come out and bid on the date packages, as the winner has the option to go on the date with the bachelor/bachelorette or take someone else on the date.

THE VILLAGE PUB IN WILTON MANORS

Join us for a sneak peek at the handsome bachelors and lovely bachelorettes who will be auctioned off for a good cause on May 20.

For more information, contact Christie cgaleano@deliverthedream.org

Thank you again to our sponsors


 

              

The Community Champions Awards on April 1 was a HUGE success. Thank you to our very generous sponsors and to everyone who came out to help honor our esteemed recipients – together we raised over $50,000!! Our hats go off to the Dream Girls Society for all of their hard work and dedication to Deliver the Dream.

Congratulations again to our wonderful Champions:

Ana E. Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Babette Ferre-Kosar
Executive Director, I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation

Jeff Hy
Senior Account Executive, iHeartMedia

Chantal Leconte
Administrator/CEO, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Jim Norton
Commissioner, City of Weston, Realtor, Coldwell Banker

Roy Rogers
CEO of Roy Rogers & Associates

Susan Saturday
Sr. Vice President & Chief HR Officer, Bluegreen Vacations

Thank you again to our event sponsors

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Bluegreen Vacations, Keiser University, Genzyme, Brinker International, Wells Fargo, Broward Health, Waste Management, FPL, FAU, Eye on South Florida, Jimmy Jam Productions, City Furniture and Riemer Insurance Group.

Check out the event photos HERE

Check out the event on Eye on South Florida here: https://youtu.be/uu9zOWSuW9Q

Oh, What a Night!

We were thrilled to be the beneficiary of the American Fine Wine Competition Gala again this year on April 24. The wine was flowing, the band was rockin’ and all of the guests had an incredible time tasting the best wines in the country with the “Woman of Wine” herself, Shari Gherman, Co-Founder of the AFWC! Everywhere the guests turned there was another fabulous wine waiting for them to try, an entire room dedicated to baskets of wine in the silent auction and incredible live auction packages with tastings, tours and private dinners in wine country. Thank you Shari for including us in this wonderful event and to everyone who came out to support the AFWC and Deliver the Dream!

The 5th Annual Fishing for the Dream Family Fishing Tournament is just around the corner at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club! New dates are July 17-18. Take advantage of the early-bird discount of $50 when you register your boat before July 1st. Special Kayak and Jet Ski Divisions will also join the tournament. Four Kayaks and/or Jet Skis will make up one boat registration. Also new this year is our Swordfish Division coordinated by the R.J. Boyle Studio. Remember, register early and before July 1 to get your discount and to secure your slip at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club.

For information on registration, sponsorships and silent auction donations contact Venetia Timm at 954-564-3512 or venetia.timm@deliverthedream.org.

Check out the fun photos from last year’s event:

  

This month we are very excited to feature the University of Florida Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) Department of Pediatrics College of Medicine – Jacksonville. This wonderful group has been supporting Deliver the Dream for more than 6 years. Each year, they volunteer at our autism spectrum disorder family retreat and are always so knowledgeable, caring and very excited. The group gets to take time away from their daily work schedules and provide families that they see at the center with much-needed relaxation and fun. We are so grateful to have such an amazing partnership with Dr. Childers and his staff. Each year we look forward to helping families heal with this great group!

The Hamilton family (Cherrie-mom, Scott-dad, Zena-17, Rebecca-16, Jessica-16, Thomas-13, Ava Joy-10, Savannah-8, Charlie-3, Eli-1 and Levi-7 months) from Cape Coral attended the April 17-19 retreat for families who have a child with cerebral palsy. They enjoyed the opportunity to connect with other families the most!



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