BSO CELEBRATES LIFE WITH CHILDREN BATTLING LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESSES
Hallandale Beach - The Broward Sheriff’s Office was happy to join forces with MyWish4U and Prestige Imports to provide a fun-filled day for dozens of children battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The children are participants in MyWish4U’s Winter Camp, which provides two full weeks of fun for the kids and their families. In addition to the kids from South Florida and other parts of the US, a group of kids travelled from Israel to participate in the camp.
Prestige Imports hosted the Rides2Revive event February 5, bringing out their luxurious cars for the kids to ride in on a makeshift racing course in the parking lot of the Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach. The Broward Sheriff's Office had a strong presence at the event, rolling out its vehicles and SWAT and Fire Rescue trucks for the kids to explore. The children marvelled at the size of the horses in the BSO Mounted Unit, enjoyed petting BSO bloodhound, Macie, and were wowed by the landing of the BSO helicopter.
MyWish4U’s Winter Camp began January 27 with a week at the theme parks in Orlando. The kids headed south this week for the second part of their visit where they will be participating in various activities throughout South Florida.
The Winter Camp culminates with the organization’s Sixth Annual Fundraising Gala February 9, where Sheriff Scott Israel will be recognized for his support of MyWish4U’s mission.
MyWish4You, a non-profit, volunteer-based organization is focused on motivating children who are battling pediatric cancers and life-threatening illnesses to continue their fight to survive. They provide year-round activities for the children.
Posted At: 02/05/2014 06:11 PM
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