Tour de Broward Raises More Than $700,000 to Help Kids and Families
The 11th Annual ANF Group Tour de Broward, presented by the Makarov Foundation, raised $703,642 to expand programs, services, and facilities for kids and families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.
More than 7,000 people attended the event at Miramar Regional Park, participating in 50 and 100K bicycle rides, a 5K timed run, 3K walk, and the “Power of Play Kid Zone,” a sports-themed, fun area for children 13 or younger. Among those attending were current and former patients/families, teams of fundraisers, and participants dressed in festive outfits and displaying inspirational messages.
In its 11-year history, Tour de Broward has raised more than $5.1 million for pediatric healthcare in South Florida.
“There is nothing more important than working to improve outcomes for sick children and their families, and for almost 30 years, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has been helping families as they face some of the most challenging moments of their lives,” said Igor Makarov, founder of the Makarov Foundation, Tour de Broward’s presenting sponsor. “Supporting this year’s event is an honor for me, as both a former professional cyclist and a lifelong advocate for children’s welfare. With the help of the community, the hospital will be able to double its capacity and help even more children over the coming years, and I look forward to supporting this expansion.”