Back to School Drive

Back to School Drive

Help a child with special needs get ready for a great school year!

CDTC’s Annual Back to School Drive kicks off in July. We need your help filling backpacks for more than 800 boys and girls!

You can help by starting a collection at work, school or any small businesses you frequentOr simply purchase a few supplies at one of the awesome sales and drop them off.

1. Sign Up using the form to the right so we can track and share your efforts.

2. Download a flier here.

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!

Delivering Your Supplies

Delivery Deadline: August 5th.

Please schedule your delivery in advance so we may assist you when you arrive. Contact Ashley at 954.728.1019 or

Deliver to: CDTC | 1401 S Federal Hwy | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Sign Up to Host a Drive

Spiral Notebooks
Composition Books

Glue Sticks

Colored Pencils
Notebook Paper
Pocket Folders

The SMART Ride | Nov 15 & 16

The SMART Ride | Nov 15 & 16

CDTC is honored to once again be a beneficiary of The SMART Ride. The CDTC Cyclones will be making the two day, 165 mile journey from Miami to Key West for the 8th consecutive year!

Supporting The SMART Ride Helps CDTC Provide:

  • Testing & medication for uninsured patients
  • Assistance with funds for medical costs, specialist and services not covered by insurance
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Camps & retreats for children and mothers to boost both confidence and health
  • Support groups & emergency assistance to those living with HIV

With your help we can assist patients to live undetectable, reduce transmission of HIV, prevent transmission from mothers to newborns and find the cure for HIV! 

Upcoming Events to Join!

Stay Tuned…

Like many things that change us and the world in some way, it starts with a dream, a vision, and an idea. The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) is no different. It was born out of a dream to make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS.

The ride became a reality in November of 2003 with less than 100 riders and about 100 crew raising $169,000. Thirteen years later, over $8.5 million has been distributed throughout Florida, making SMART Ride the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of its size to give back 100%. Find Out More

Ribbons for the Children | Dec 6th

Ribbons for the Children | Dec 6th

Your Invited to be a part of the

14th Annual Ribbons for the Children

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6pm – 9pm

 Art exhibit, silent art auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Tickets on sale beginning October 1st


Nova Southeastern University Huizenga College of Business
Dr. William S. Spears Courtyard Atrium


Something for everyone…

Our exhibition features more than 60 pieces of art up for auction, a merchandise store with calendars and note cards featuring this year’s art.

Call for Artists

Are you an amazing artist?

CDTC invites artists to produce an original piece in their own artistic style and medium that may or may not include the red AIDS Ribbon. Art is selected and shown at the discretion of the committee.

All art pieces accepted into the exhibit will be displayed and sold at the Annual Ribbons for the Children Exhibit and Auction on Friday, December 6, 2019. 100% of the proceeds of the auction benefit our Comprehensive Family AIDS Program serving children and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Youth Art Contest & Exhibit

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center invites Broward County children to create original artwork in honor of World AIDS Day.

PRIZES: 1st place $100 Gift Card; 2nd Place $75 Gift Card; 3rd Place $50 Gift Card

Selected artists will be invited to our Artist Reception Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm



Artists must be between 8 -21 years old

Art should be related to HIV/AIDS, World AIDS Day, My World & HIV, or a World without AIDS

Artists must submit a brief bio & statement about their work


Friday, October 25, 2019

Become a 2019 Ribbons Sponsor

Contact Ashley York at 954.728.1019 or for more information.

2019 Waterway Soirée | May 11th

2019 Waterway Soirée | May 11th

6th Annual Waterway Soiree Yacht Hop & Dinner

Saturday, May 9, 2020 |  5:00pm 

Bahia Mar Marina | 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

What is the Waterway Soiree?

The Waterway Soirée  is a chic yet casual dockside event, hosting up to 10 luxury yachts.

Guests step aboard these stunning yachts to enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and a private meal catered by some of Fort Lauderdale’s finest chefs. 

The funds we raise together help provide primary medical and dental care as well as social services to almost 12,000 children with special health care needs and their families.


  • The Waterway Soirée will host a minimum of 10 private yachts, each over 90’ in length.
  • Dock  – Yachts will be docked along the Bahia Mar Marina “D & E Docks”  where complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
  • Dine & Dessert –  Yacht hop guests will enjoy a private, catered dinner aboard their assigned yacht.

For More Information about this year’s event visit

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade | Nov 24th

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade | Nov 24th

Join us for the 27th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade

Sunday, November 24, 2019 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

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.

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 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!