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Thursday, March 05, 2009 - Quilt Donation Makes a Heart-Warming Difference at Chris Evert Children's Hospital

Coral Springs Quilters donate 30 handmade quilts for the Big Bike Riders Children’s Foundation Celebration of Smiles Ride Auction

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Coral Springs Quilters have joined forces with the Big Bike Riders Children’s Foundation and the Broward Health Foundation to raise funds for Broward Health Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. The Quilters recently donated 30 handmade quilts to Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, some of which will be auctioned off at the 2nd Annual Big Bikers Children’s Foundation Celebration of Smiles Ride auction this Sunday, March 8. The remaining quilts will be given to the Big Bike Riders to deliver to young patients at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital.

Coral Springs Quilters is a group of local artisans who meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Cypress Hall in Cypress Hammock Park in Coral Springs. “Our charities group is constantly working on quilts to donate to groups and hospitals,” said Charlotte Noll, a representative from the group. “They get together every week to work on these kinds of projects that benefit hospitals like the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital.”

Members of the Coral Springs Quilters Charities Group include Barbara Murphy, Joleen Morgan, Becky Fonseca and Margo Antonosf, all of Coral Springs.

“We genuinely appreciate the generosity of the Coral Springs quilters,” said James Thaw, Chief Executive Officer at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. “These beautiful quilts are representative of the communities we serve. Service like this helps make Chris Evert the special place that it is.”

The Celebration of Smiles Ride starts at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward General Medical Center, 1600 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, at 10 a.m. and ends at Wetz Pub, 8345 W. Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise. The auction, music, food and activities will be held at Wetz Pub. Proceeds from the event will benefit Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. For more information about the event, visit www.BBRAFLA.com or call 954-346-3343.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit www.browardhealth.org.