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The Friends of Jack & Jill Center Celebrated its 18th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks

On the evening of Saturday, March 18, the Friends of Jack & Jill Center hosted its renowned signature event, the 18th Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks. More than 425 guests attended the casual soirée, raising $435,000 for children and families in need.

Hosted at the stunning Lauderdale Yacht Club, Flip Flops on the Docks featured relaxed tropical beach décor, delicious drinks, fabulous Caribbean inspired food and live music by the Marcia Mitchell Band. Guests enjoyed a performance by Bahamian Junkanoo inspired by the islands including stilt dancers, a steel drum and carnival dancers. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on luxurious items in live and silent auctions while enjoying the scenic backdrop of Fort Lauderdale overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

“We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support from all those who joined us for our Annual Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks at the gorgeous Lauderdale Yacht Club,” said Heather Siskind, CEO of Jack & Jill Center. “It was great to see everyone leave their heels and ties at home to enjoy a wonderful evening to support children and families in need. Thank you to our event chairs and sponsors for helping us make it possible.”

All proceeds from Pediatrix Flip Flops on the Docks will benefit Jack & Jill Center’s mission to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. Since it was established in 1999, The Friends of Jack & Jill Center has raised over $5.5 million and volunteered countless hours to improve the lives of the Center's children and families.

Jack & Jill Center supports children of high-need working families through quality early childhood education, elementary education and family strengthening programs to ensure every child and family has the tools they need to be successful. Jack & Jill Center has served 26,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942.

The annual event was a success, thanks to the generosity of various sponsors. Sally Beach, Elizabeth Lowsky, and Randi Schwartz served as the event chairs. Pediatrix served as the event’s Title Sponsor. The Platinum Sponsors were 550 Building/Murphy Property Group, Moss Construction and Sixth&Rio.

Additional sponsors included: Auction Paddle Sponsor: Great Healthworks/OmegaXL, Cup Sponsor: Health Business Solutions, Dessert Sponsor: Susan and Russell Cameron, Koozie Sponsor: Air Pros, Napkin Sponsor: SouthState Bank, Photo Wall Sponsor: Vanessa Walker and Andrew LaBarbera, Prosecco Sponsor: Reign Finance Group, Stage Sponsor: Lincoln North Miami, and Valet Sponsor: Broward Health. The event also received support from Maria and Kyle Meyer, who were the member sponsors of the Lauderdale Yacht Club.

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By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Jack & Jill Center


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