Children’s Dream Fund Host Annual Dreammaker Luncheon

The Children’s Dream Fund hosts its 8th Annual Dreammaker Luncheon presented by Raymond James on Friday, March 1 at Bryan Glazer Family JCC located at 522 N. Howard Av. In West Tampa. The event, which runs 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., will offer attendees a closer look at the organization and the work it does.

Children's Dream Fund Honoree Richard Gonzmart

The 2019 Dreammaker of the Year, Philanthropist and Restaurateur Richard Gonzmart

During the event, the organization also honors this year’s Dreammaker of the Year, Richard Gonzmart, Philanthropist and President of Columbia Restaurant Group. Past Dreammakers honored include Jeff and Penny Vinik, Bob Dutkowsky of Tech Data Corporation, the Tampa Bay Rays, and Joe Maddon, Manager of the Chicago Cubs.

Doors will be open at 11:30 a.m. with lunch to run from noon to 1:15 p.m. Click here for additional information about the 2019 luncheon.

Those wishing to show their support for The Children’s Dream Fund can get involved in sponsoring a dream child and take part in various fundraisers throughout the year, many often organized by other local groups. Runners can take part in the 38th Annual Strawberry Classic hosted by Tampa Bay Runners to raise funds for both Meals on Wheels Tampa Bay and The Children’s Dream Fund at this Temple Terrace tradition to be held Saturday, March 23. Café Cure and All Care Health Center hosts a Health & Wellness Fair that Saturday, as well, that is free and open to the public at Café Cure in Seminole with all proceeds going to The Children’s Dream Fund. For details on these and other upcoming events impacting the nonprofit, click here for event information.

Since its launch in 1981, The Children’s Dream Fund has set out to fulfill the dreams of children ages 3-21 living in West Central Florida who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. These dreams may include anything from attending a concert or sporting event and meeting an entertainer or public figure, to going on a shopping spree or enjoying a theme park with the whole family. Dreams are referred to the organization through doctors, nurses, friends, family members, and other care associates. For more information about the Children’s Dream Fund, click here to read a past feature story on Destination Tampa Bay on this great cause.

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