Porsche Parade Delivers Gifts to Golisano Children’s Hospital
Over 70 cars gathered at Autoquest in Fort Myers on December 14th, forming a caravan for the run to Golisano Children’s Hospital. The mission was to deliver Christmas gifts to 50 children in the cancer treatment center. Everglades Region reached out to members, Porsche owners and the Gulf Harbor exotic car community for their support.
Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is a state-of-the-art, family centered, full-service children’s hospital. The Pedriatic Cancer unit is dedicated to helping children fight the many forms of this dangerous disease.
Escorted by Lee County Sheriff’s officers, the caravan made it’s way to the HealthPark Medical Center campus. On arrival, kids and staff from the hospital gathered under the portico where Santa Claus distributed gifts. Golisano staff gathered the remaining gifts in bins for distribution to kids unable to be outside. The hospital offers a wide array of activities for the kids, where gifts also come into play.
From Golisano, the caravan carried on to Marine Max in Fort Myers where participants enjoyed a casual lunch, set against a backdrop of Porsches, boats and a brilliant blue sky. Thanks to the Jonesez II BBQ and Sunny Days Ice Cream trucks for coming out!
Special thanks to John & Val Petracco for organizing the event, to Autoquest for the launch point, to Lee County Sheriff for the escort and to Marine Max for the lunch venue.
Want to view more event photos? They can be viewed in the Social Gallery and also on the new Everglades Region Instagram account.