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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Executive Director, I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation
Senior Account Executive, iHeartMedia
Administrator/CEO, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Commissioner, City of Weston, Realtor, Coldwell Banker
CEO of Roy Rogers & Associates
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 email@example.com.
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!
Families who have a child with a genetic syndrome
Families who have a child with a blood disorder
This month we’re flashing back to 2010 when Deliver the Dream hosted “Meet the Coach”, a fundraiser featuring St. Louis Cardinals head coach Tony La Russa at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.
A big bear hug thanks to Erick and Jamie Feller for organizing April’s Park Lane Jewelry online party. Proceeds will go towards Erick’s Hugs for Hope fundraising campaign to help every Deliver the Dream child receive a Hope the Bear teddy bear when they come on retreat with us.
If you missed the online party, not to worry – Bev Austin – our wonderful Park Lane rep has extended the party for all DTD supporters. Check out their beautiful merchandise HERE
At last year’s tournament, South Florida based company Protiviti put in several teams so that 20+ employees could connect over an afternoon of bowling fun. The Proviti employees had such a great time that they are including even more employees in this year’s tournament!
Looking for a team-building opportunity for your office? Join Deliver the Dream on August 8th for our excitement-packed, 80s themed, bowling tournament!
There are only a few lanes left and they’re going quick! Contact Elizabeth Coomber, firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign your company up today!
This month we had two very fun outings.
The Gonzalez family won Andy Grammer concert tickets and the Herron-Shaw family enjoyed an afternoon at Disney on Ice.
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Former board member, Red Hot & In Style committee chair and incredible DTD supporter and friend, Ali Wiener, is getting married! We're thrilled to see she found true love. In honor of Ali at her bridal shower, DTD was showered with a donation from her closest friends. What an incredible group of friends! Thank you to you all.
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