2nd Annual Tour de Broward a Success
Miramar, Florida, February 28, 2011
Miramar Regional Park was buzzing with activity Sunday morning as over 2,000 participants geared up for the 2nd Annual ANF Group Tour de Broward Ride, Run, Walk for Joe’s Kids, presented by zMotion. The event provided not only beautiful weather and a morning of fitness but also great food, kids’ activities and entertainment. Most importantly the 2nd Annual ANF Group Tour de Broward raised $300,000 for the new Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital “Dreams” unit that cares specifically for children diagnosed with cancer.
The event was truly amazing offering four different fitness challenges, a Family Fun Walk, 5K Race, 50K and 100K Cycling tours as well as activities for those who were not participating in the races. Thank you to the hundreds of sponsors and volunteers who gave so generously of their time and money to ensure the 2nd Annual ANF Group Tour de Broward, presented by zMotion was an absolute success. An event of this size would not have been as successful without the help of the ANF and Hospital employees, community volunteers, vendors, local businesses, media and Broward Sheriff’s Office.
“The turnout and support from the community was impressive and heartwarming,” said Al Fernandez, President of ANF Group, Inc. and founder of the event. “At this year’s Tour de Broward, we surpassed our goal and raised an amazing $300,000.”
ANF Group treats each project they take on as if it is their most important. They are “People You Trust”, trust to get the job done correctly; trust to be innovative and financially efficient and most importantly you can trust them to take a personal stake in the success of the project at hand. This personal stake they lend to their work extends beyond the construction site and into their community. Always quick to support and lend a helping hand to a worthy cause, their philanthropic involvement in the community is a big part of who ANF Group and the Fernandez family are. This is also what makes ANF Group and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital a fantastic collaboration and an extraordinary achievement. Not only are Memorial Healthcare System and ANF Group coming together to build one of the most prominent children’s hospitals in South Florida but both companies are finding ways to give back to the community to which they belong.
The new four-story Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, located in Hollywood, Florida, is scheduled to open in July 2011. The Project encompasses new construction of a 4-Story Children’s Hospital with Central Energy Plant. It will be connected to the existing children’s hospital facilities and Memorial Regional Hospital via an elevated walkway. Through careful examination, the leadership team at Memorial Healthcare System had the foresight, imagination, and creativity, to prepare for the population growth and needs of our community, well in advance of the construction of this new hospital. Since its inception in 1992, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has attracted nationally acclaimed physicians and has created the “Best Hospital for Pediatrics in Broward County since 1996.” With that, they needed a new, top of the line facility for their outstanding staff to offer the pediatric specialty care needed for the children in Broward County. With a new Pediatric Outpatient Oncology Services, Pediatric Operating Rooms, Pediatric Radiology, 24 Bed Pediatric Medical Surgical Unit, and 24 Bed Pediatric Oncology Unit, Memorial Healthcare System has prepared for the healthcare needs of our community.
The Principles at ANF Group and the team they have assembled continues to work hard to meet the needs of their community, progress with the expectations of the construction industry and produce the quality of work they have built their reputation on.