The Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House is a “home-away form home” for families who must travel hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles outside their own community to seek medical treatment for a child. Each house offers families a refuge from the hospital – a special place providing warm, friendly, low cost housing alternatives to parents and siblings of seriously ill children. There are two Ronald McDonald Houses present in South Florida; the Miami house, located on the grounds of Jackson Memorial Medical Center, and the newest addition which opened its doors in 2004 in Fort Lauderdale at Broward General Medical Center. Houses are designated to encourage interaction among their quests and help them cope during an extremely difficult time.
The Billfish Foundation
The mission of the Billfish Foundation is to promote conservation of Billfish worldwide through research, education and advocacy. Their goal is to create marine conservation strategies that benefit oceanic resources while also empowering the recreational fishing community. We feel that The Billfish Foundation is one of the most important marine charities in existence and their headquarters is located right here in Fort Lauderdale.