When a child needs hospital care, having access to the comforts of home can go a long way in easing the family’s stress.READ MORE: Video Captures Pompano Beach Shooting, Suspects Sought
For families of patients at Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital, the “Conine Clubhouse” is that home away from home.
It was named for Jeff Conine, also known to baseball fans as Mr. Marlin!READ MORE: Red, Long-Time Zoo Miami Resident Ostrich Found Dead
He and his wife stayed there when one of their children was in the hospital.
Since then Conine’s huge fundraising commitment has allowed the facility to offer free lodging to families who need it.MORE NEWS: Art Of Black Aims To Showcase Diversity In The Arts During Art Week
We focus on the facility and an upcoming celebrity event designed to help keep it afloat