6th Annual Waterway Soirée

6th Annual Waterway Soirée

Our Yacht Hop & Dinner originally scheduled for May 9, 2020 has been cancelled due to the Coronvirus pandemic.

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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 www.WaterwaySoiree.com

Back to School

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.

Tips for collecting during COVID:

  • Co-workers are working remotely or your group no longer meets in person, use money apps or the mail to collect cash donations and assign one person to shop.
  • Worried about shopping in the store or can’t get to CDTC to drop off donations, shop online and have the items shipped directly to CDTC. Mark them Attn: Back to School.
  • Still not sure how to help? Make a donation to our Back to School Campaign at the bottom of this page.

Delivering Supplies

Delivery Deadline: August 6th.

Please schedule your delivery in advance so we may assist you when you arrive. Contact Vickie at 954.728.1095 or vwalter@browardhealth.org.

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


To promote social distancing and limit contact, we will not be holding our traditional distribution event. The Center will instead be hosting small brigades in our parking garage for pre-registered clients the week of August 10th.

Families will check in from their car, while a small group of volunteers select and load backpacks into their trunk for quick, contactless delivery.


SIGN UP HERE  to help pack and distribute supplies.

*To keep volunteers and families safe, all volunteers must pre- register online and will be required to undergo a screening and wear a mask while working.

Dining with the Docs

Dining with the Docs







$25 per guest
Transformers Members FREE


Once a year, Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center’s (CDTC) Transformers invite you to a very special open house.

Guests enjoy fine wines paired with delicious appetizers from local restaurants while taking a journey through CDTC’s clinics and programs for children with special healthcare needs. The Center’s Physicians and Directors are on hand to share inspiring, heartwarming stories of their work. The evening wraps up with a guest speech by a CDTC family.

OUR NEXT DINING FOR THE DOCS EVENT WILL BE IN 2020, THE EXACT DATE TBA. Register for our enews at the right or join the Transformers to receive updates.

The CDTC Transformers is a group of dedicated, like-minded business professionals who “give back” and transform the lives of children with special needs. Our members engage, empower, and inspire the community to help make life better for children and families at CDTC. Find out more about the Transformers.



The Original Florida Follies

Sunday – March 11, 2018
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th St, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

Proceeds support CDTC & Family Central

The Original Florida Follies is proud to present “AGE IS JUST A NUMBER” now under the direction of Sandie Lech-Bloom!

The Follies is comprised of former New York and Las Vegas dancers and other show business professionals ages 60 to 90-plus years young, Their high-energy performance will astound and entertain you.

The Original Florida Follies is a charitable organization supporting South Florida Children in need through the proceeds from the shows. All performers are volunteering their time and talent. Children Diagnostics and Treatment Center (CDTC) is proud to be a benefactor of this amazing group.

Ticketmaster: 954-462-0222        Group Sales: 954-660-6307
Online: https://www.parkerplayhouse.com
Tickets $29.50 – $31.00 each – plus fees