THIS HEART MONTH JOIN US FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL TOUR DE BROWARD THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017 AT MIRAMAR REGIONAL PARK – PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT JDCH HEART INSTITUTE AND OTHER PROGRAMS

Thousands gather at Miramar Regional Park united by one common cause – to support Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (JDCH). 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 2016, JDCH cared for more than 61,000 children needing hospital outpatient visits, nearly 7,500 pediatric surgeries, and almost 10,000 admissions and observation stays.

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, this year while continuing to support these programs, the funds raised will also help support other programs throughout Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, as it aims to grow in the community and continue to expand services.

How You Can Get Involved

Participate:
Tour de Broward 2017 will feature a variety of events for adults, kids, physically challenged athletes and wounded warriors alike. These events include a 3K Walk & 5K Timed Run; Cycling challenges – 50K and 100K; The Power of Play Kids Zone.

Registration fees range from $10 to $40, depending upon the event and the day you sign up.  Same-day registration is available.

All registrations include Breakfast, Lunch, Event Shirt and Goodie Bag.  100K Ride, 50K Ride and 5K Run participants will receive a finisher medal.  Everything is provided on a first come, first served basis.

Volunteer:
Volunteers are needed to help set up, provide customer service, and tear down after the event.

Donate:
If you would like to support Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, but can’t attend on February 26, 2017, don’t worry – you can sign up as a virtual participant (Under Run and Walk Registrations) at the low registration fee of just $19.92.

– See more at: http://support.mhsfoundation.org/site/TR?fr_id=1040&pg=entry#sthash.XxBLNL1p.dpuf

Parents unite to combat sudden cardiac arrest among young athletes

As TODAY’s “Winning at All Costs” series focusing some of the risks and dangers facing young athletes, Jenna Bush Hager speaks to One Beat CPR + AED partner, Parent Heart Watch, a group of parents who are trying to save kids’ lives in memory of the children they lost to sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities. It “can happen to any child,” one parent warns – but the chance of surviving it rises dramatically if an automated external defibrillator is nearby and accessible.

For more information or to purchase AEDs visit www.onebeatcpr.com or call 855.ONE.BEAT.

Click the link below to view the TODAY show segment.

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http://www.today.com/video/parents-unite-to-combat-sudden-cardiac-arrest-among-young-athletes-793007171510