Inaugural Waterway Soirée, Raises $160,000 for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Ryan and Lauren Tannehill help raise funds for children with special health care needs

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – (June 16, 2015) The inaugural Waterway Soirée presented by Bahia Mar Marina and Ryan and Lauren Tannehill, which took place on May 30, raised $160,000 to benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC).

“We are sincerely grateful for the outpouring of support from the local community, which helped make this inaugural event such an amazing success,” said Amanda Mitchell, director of development, Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.  “With the help of friends like Kenny Tate from Bahia Mar and Skip Zimbalist of Show Management, we were able to raise much needed funds for the Primary Care and Dental Clinic, which cares for thousands of children with special health care needs each year.”

More than 400 guests enjoyed the yacht hop and waterway cruise aboard the Grand Floridian while mingling with celebrity guests including Ryan & Lauren Tannehill; Julie Durda from WPLG Channel 10; former Miami Dolphin, Anthony Fasano; Miami Dolphin players Reshad Jones and Brandon Fields; marine scientist and author Dr. Ellen Prager; Captain Lee and Chef Ben from Bravo TVs Below Deck; with performances by South Beach Sound and DJ Irie.

The private yachts that participated included I Love this Boat!; Usher; Reposado; Sleepover; She’s a 10; Claire; Riva; Gladius; Match Point; and a Pershing 96.  Restaurant sponsors included Shooters Waterfront, 15th Street Fisheries, Lenore Nolan-Ryan Cooking School & Catering, Thasos Greek Taverna, Blue Moon Fish Co., BAO Bar + Asian Kitchen, Cafe Vico, Casa de Angelo, Mai Kai and Le Chef.

“The doctors and staff at CDTC have been serving Broward County for more than 32 years, and the Waterway Soirée is our first signature event.  We look forward to building the momentum and developing this into one of the city’s must-attend annual happenings,” added Dr. Ana Calderon Randazzo, executive director, Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

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The Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 11,000 children with special health care needs in Broward County. As a facility of Broward Health, CDTC’s mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of children with special health care needs by providing comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services within a medical home environment.  CDTC is a nationally recognized “Center of Excellence,” offering a unique system of care for infants, children and youth with chronic illnesses, disabilities and developmental delays. All medical care and social services are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay.