Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast raises $12,000 for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

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Donald Eachus, Al Fernandez, Jill Siegel, Dylan, Jeff Emerson, Peter Dyga, Alexandra Gattuso, Al Gil

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter presented a $12,000 check to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital on June 18. The funds were raised at the second annual “Taste of ABC” Golf Tournament sponsored by ANF Group.

Dylan, who received treatment at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, was in attendance alongside representatives from ABC’s Florida East Coast Chapter including Peter Dyga, president and CEO, Jill Siegel, director of event management and special projects and Alexandra Gattuso, events coordinator.

Joining them were ANF Group president Al Fernandez and Al Gil, vice-president of construction, Donald Eachus, director of development for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Jeff Emerson, the chapter’s event committee chairman.

The April 7 event attracted teams of golfers from South Florida’s construction community. Proceeds also benefitted The ABC Cares Foundation, the nonprofit which has provided financial assistance to construction professionals and their families during times of need.

“The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has helped thousands of families over the years,” said Dyga. “We’re glad we could help play a role in continuing hospital services, all while enjoying an afternoon of golf and networking for a great cause.”

The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood opened its doors in 1992. The hospital uses the latest technology to offer treatment for a wide scope of medical conditions and sees more than 65,000 emergency visits and 8,000 surgeries in a given year.

Since 2010, the ABC Cares Foundation has donated to construction professionals and their families in times of need. Since then, the goal has been to provide financial assistance and support before disability or insurance payouts are available. Previous initiatives have included grants and scholarships, events to benefit local charities, partnerships with the American Red Cross and providing funding for medical expenses and unexpected costs due to the loss of a loved one.

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