Children‘s Diagnostic & Treatment Center’s 16th Annual Ribbons for the Children Raises $45,000 to Help Children and Families

Ribbons for the Children Co-Chairs Maria Pierson and Chuck Williams, Robyn Vegas

The 16th Annual Ribbons for the Children raised more than $45,000 for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC), a not-for-profit subsidiary of Broward Health that provides family-centered, comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services to 11,000 children and youth with special healthcare needs living in Broward County.

“We are all passionate about CDTC and the impact it has on our community, and that was evident by the support we had this year,” said Chuck Williams, one of Ribbons for the Children’s founders and a co-chair of the event. “Thanks to the generosity of the artists, sponsors and committee, 100 percent of the event’s proceeds directly support CDTC’s care coordination and critical medical and dental services.”

At the event, guests toured and learned about the pediatric primary care center, the dental clinic and the Early Steps & Comprehensive Family AIDS programs. Guests also made bids on artwork generously donated by local artists.

“I think it was important for our guests to see what the amazing team at CDTC does every day and to learn more about the impact CDTC has on the children and families who need it most in our community,” said Maria Pierson, event co-chair and CEO of Pierson Grant Public Relations.

CDTC provides primary medical care, healthcare coordination, linkage to social services, and other types of intervention to children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities. Patients and their families receive individual support and education from our experts.

“We thank the attendees, the artists who donated their incredible work and the sponsors for their generosity in supporting this event and the children and families CDTC serves,” said Ana Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D., executive director of CDTC.

Major sponsors for this year’s Ribbons for the Children were Clear Health Alliance, Leo Goodwin Foundation and Gator Investments.