Transformers Happy Hour on the Ranch | Feb 8th

Transformers Happy Hour on the Ranch | Feb 8th

FEB 8 |  5:30PM – 7:30PM

The CDTC Transformers invite you to our next Happy Hour at
Marando Farms & Ranch, 5151 SW 64TH Avenue, Davie.

Live music 

Organic Juice Bar & Farm-to-Fork Cafe

Food & beverage tastings by local vendors

Farm, petting zoo and barn venue tour by Chelsea & Fred Marando

Guests will receive a complimentary 10% discount coupon to shop for fresh produce at the organic market

Proceeds benefit the CDTC Primary Care Clinic

Transformer Members
 RSVP to Mary Beth at

2018 Mother’s Day Brunch

2018 Mother’s Day Brunch

cdtc SUNFLOWERS’ Annual Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 11:00am – 2:00pm

Lauderdale Yacht Club | 1725 SE 12th St, Ft Lauderdale

The cdtc SUNFLOWERS invite you to honor the dedicated and loving mothers of our children with special healthcare needs at their 10th annual “Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch.”

The annual event raises funds to support CDTC’s Primary Care Clinic which provides healthcare services to nearly 2,000 special needs children and their siblings.

Tickets on sale soon!

We hope to see you there!

2018 Waterway Soirée | May 19th

2018 Waterway Soirée | May 19th

4th Annual Waterway Soiree Yacht Hop & Dockside Dessert Party

Saturday, May 19, 2018 |  Yacht Hop 5:00pm | Dessert Party 8:30pm

Bahia Mar Marina | 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

What is the Waterway Soiree?

The Waterway Soirée is a unique and memorable event, best described as a high-end yacht hop and dinner followed by an exciting dockside dessert party. The event brings boating enthusiasts and members of the marine industry together with the local community. This chic, yet casual affair is an exciting alternative to traditional fundraising events. Guests will step aboard stunning yachts, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and dinner from local hot-spots.

Following dinner, all will gather for a high-energy dockside celebration where guests will enjoy dessert, dancing, and live entertainment under the stars!

The event will generate new friends and funds for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC). As one of Broward County’s largest children’s agencies, it provides an array of services, including medical care to nearly 12,000 infants, children, youth, and families with special healthcare needs each year.


  • The Waterway Soirée will host a minimum of 10 private yachts, each over 90’ in length.
  • Yacht Hop – Yachts will be docked along the Bahia Mar Marina “D & E Docks”  where complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
  • Dine – Yacht hop guests will enjoy a private, catered dinner aboard their assigned yacht.
  • Dockside Dessert Party Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino– Guests will enjoy live entertainment, drinks, dancing, and delicious desserts in the Bahia Mar gardens.

Get Your Tickets

Yacht Hop, Dinner & Dockside Dessert Party
Tickets $750pp

Dockside Dessert Party Only!
Tickets $100pp

2017 Holiday Toy Shop

2017 Holiday Toy Shop

Bring a smile to the face of a child with special needs this holiday!

The CDTC Toy Shop officially opens on Wednesday, December 13th. We need your help filling it with toys for the 3,000 children on our list.

You can help by starting a collection at work, school or any small businesses you frequent. Or simply purchase a few toys and drop them off.

Every toy is another present to make the holiday bright for a very special child!

Have a Business or Group That Wants to Help?
Start a CDTC Holiday Drive!

1. Sign Up Online so we can track and share your efforts.

2. Download one of our fliers and/or social media images to help promote your drive.

General Toy Drive FlierFacebook Image (For Sharing)

3. Set up a collection box in a common area or plan a time and place for everyone to bring their items.

4. Schedule a time to deliver your collection to the center and celebrate your good work! It’s so important that we have your delivery date and time because we would like to take the time to capture the moment and share your generosity with all of our Friends on Facebook.  CDTC is open for delivery Monday – Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm. Contact Mary Beth Fleck at to make arrangements.

Shipping a single gift? Please notify us before sending any item. Ship items to Attn: Mary Beth Fleck; Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center; 1401 S Federal Highway; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

When to Deliver

We will be accepting toy donations, Monday, December 13th through December 21st, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.
If you need to schedule a time outside those hours, please contact Mary Beth at

Where to Deliver

Gifts can be delivered to CDTC at 1401 South Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale.

0 – 6 Months

Musical Toys
Crib Toys

7 – 18 Months

Learning Toys
Stacking Toys
Musical Toys
Push Toys

19 – 24 Months

Sesame Street Characters
Ride-on Toys
Learning Toys

2 – 3 years

Little People Toys
Tonka Trucks
Baby Dolls

4 – 5 years

Play Doh
Board Games
Action Figures

6 – 7 years

Board Games
Arts & Crafts Kits
Sports Equipment

8 – 13 years

Board Games
Arts & Crafts Kits
Remote Control Cars
Electronic Toys

14 – 16 years

Movie Tickets
Sports Equipment
Walmart Gift Cards
Target Gift Cards

Our toddlers and teens are just as important to us! And, we receive the least amount of items for these special kids. Please don’t leave them out of your donations!

Contact Mary Beth at 954.728.1019 or for ideas and help coordinating your drive or delivery to CDTC.

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade | Nov 19th

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade | Nov 19th

Join us for the 25th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade

Sunday, November 19th at 8:00 am

With your help we will provide more than 1,300 families in need with a Thanksgiving meal.

Volunteers can register to either just bag meals or to both bag and deliver.


8:00am – Volunteer Sign-in
9:00am – Assembly Line Begins
9:45am – Delivery Begins

Volunteers should pre-register online.

Students Service Hours

Students can earn service hours by checking in at the “Student Registration” table beginning at 8:00am the day of the event. You will receive a form with a staff signature that verifies your hours and participation.

Presented By

For more information, contact Vickie Walter at or 954-728-1095.

Sponsor a Family

Just a small donation of $25 can feed a family of four this Thanksgiving!*

*Funds received over and above the budget of the 2017 Thanksgiving Basket Brigade will be contributed to CDTC’s general fund at the close of the event. General funds support our medical and dental clinics as well as case management and emergency services for children and families with special needs.

Donate a Toy for the Holidays

We’re kicking off our Annual Holiday Toy Drive at the Basket Brigade.

Shop for new, unwrapped toys for children ages birth to 16 and bring your donation with you to the event!