Toes in the Sand Shrimp Boil for Angel’s Pediatric Heart House
Saturday, April 6, 2013, VIP reception 5â€“6 p.m., main event 6â€“10 p.m.
Lauderdale Surf Club
2 Palm Ave.
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL, 33308
Angelâ€™s Pediatric Heart House (APHH) is gearing up for its 4th Annual â€œToes in the Sandâ€ Shrimp Boil on the Beach fundraiser. During the fun-filled and laid-back event, guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat boiled shrimp and fixinâ€™s, beer, wine and steel drum music while supporting APHH, a local nonprofit organization supporting families affected by congenital heart defects (CHD) and childhood acquired heart disease.
Funds raised from this yearâ€™s event will fund the Financial Assistance Program for families in crisis during their childâ€™s extended hospital stay for heart surgery. The fund helps families meet basic human needs â€“ food, rent, utilities, transportation, etc.
In addition to food, drinks and entertainment, guests will enjoy a Chinese auction. Event attire is beach chic.
Dr. Redmond Burke, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Childrenâ€™s Hospital is the guest of honor and this yearâ€™s recipient of the â€œHealing Heart Awardâ€ for his outstanding work, compassion and service to children with CHD and their families. Three-year-old Nathaniel Thomas, one of Dr. Burkeâ€™s patients, will receive the â€œHeart of a Championâ€ Award. Nathaniel was taken by life flight to Miami Childrenâ€™s Hospital immediately after birth and at 17 hours old underwent open-heart surgery and another open heart surgery at 3 months.
Mel DiPietro of Resource Benefits, Inc. is the Event Honorary Chair. Partnership opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 are available. There are also opportunities for food, liquor, event and in-kind partners.
â€œCongenital heart defects (CHD) are the number one birth defect in the U.S. and in South Florida,â€ said Sonia Perez, founder of APHH. â€œDuring the â€˜Toes in the Sandâ€™ event, guests can enjoy a memorable evening on the beach while raising funds to help alleviate hardships of the many local families affected by CHD.â€
APHH provides financial, emotional and social support through free programs and services to CHD children/families residing in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties or being treated at Joe DiMaggio Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Miami Childrenâ€™s Hospital or Holtz Childrenâ€™s Hospital. The organization is committed to increasing and promoting congenital heart defect awareness in the community.
Current sponsors of the â€œToes in the Sandâ€ Shrimp Boil on the Beach are Angelâ€™s Pediatric Heart House, Title Sponsor The Wasie Foundation, Seahorse Sponsor PNC Bank.