Hundreds run, walk and bike in Miramar at 11th Tour de Broward

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Hundreds of people turned out for a fun fundraiser in Miramar benefiting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

The 11th annual Tour de Broward took place at Miramar Regional Park, Sunday morning.

Attendees of all ages took part in a 3K walk and a 5K timed run as well as 50K and 100K cycling challenges.

“We come out here, we ride, we walk, we run, and we really help the kids,” said Kevin Jasner with the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. “That’s the main thing. We’re helping the kids, the families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.”

“I’m here because I had open heart surgery here at Joe DiMaggio Hospital when I was 8,” said participant John Pastorias. “Ever since then, Joe DiMaggio is like family to me, and so every year, me and my buddies come out here.”

7Weather meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez was on hand to kick off the fun.

“My heart is full,” said Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital “Chief Fun Officer” Lotsy Dotsy. “Everyone here makes my heart feel good.”

The funds raised from Tour de Broward will go toward enhancing programs, services and facilities at the hospital.

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