Wednesday Nov. 27, 2019
Broward Health Goes the Distance in SMART Ride for Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Broward Health leadership and employees recently participated in the 165-mile SMART Ride on behalf of Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC). This year's ride raised more than $1.3 million.

Broward Health cyclists joined 37 other CDTC riders on two teams representing Children' Diagnostic & Treatment Center, a benefactor of funds raised by SMART Ride. The ride started on Friday, Nov. 15, in Miami and ended in Key West on Saturday, Nov. 16.  

“The Smart Ride was one of the most challenging rides I’ve experienced, but it was also one of the most rewarding,” said Gino Santorio, President and CEO of Broward Health. “The sense of camaraderie and the understanding that we were riding for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV/AIDS drove us to the finish line.” 
Riding with Santorio from Broward Health were David Clark, senior vice president of operations; Michael Cavazos, corporate director of insurance and claims; and Micha Siegel, marketing manager. 

SMART Ride’s mission is to raise funds for organizations assisting and treating individuals with HIV/AIDS. CDTC serves women, infants, children and youth living with HIV/AIDS, and the Center’s staff and board were impassioned to make a big impact this year.

CDTC hosted its largest team and raised the most funds ever in its ninth consecutive ride. Newly appointed CDTC Vice Chair L. Jack Staley, Board Member Sabrina Farmer and Oakland Park Commissioner Jane Bolin pedaled their way to the Keys. CDTC Executive Director Ana Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D., and Board Chair Juliette Lippman spent the days cheering on riders along the way.

This annual event would not be possible without the support of dozens of crew members and volunteers who handled event logistics. Broward Health and Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center volunteers assisted by providing food, moral support and transportation. 
“The cause and the dedication of those riding and volunteering was inspiring,” said Brett Bauman, who is Broward Health’s senior associate general counsel and served on the crew. “It was truly an honor to be part of such a monumental and influential team of individuals striving to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.” 
CDTC will once again participate in the 2020 SMART Ride, which will take place November 20-21. For those interested in volunteering or riding on behalf of CDTC, visit  





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