Stories written by Brad Simon

Ronald McDonald House Charities nets $140,000 from celebration


Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida (RMHC) ended its 30th Anniversary Celebration in Miami’s Design District in true style, netting $140,000 to continue the charity’s mission of helping South Florida’s children live happier and more productive lives. The celebration culminated a yearlong fundraising campaign, which raised more than $500,000 for the charity. More than […]

Youngsters train like Olympians at McDonald’s in Coral Gables

McFit Day participants, Ronald McDonald and the CrossFit coaches at IMT CrossFit pause for a group shot after a rewarding day of training like Olympians — doing lunges, squats, pushups and jumping jacks.

Dozens of youngsters got a taste of the Olympic life, thanks to Ronald McDonald and the coaches at IMT CrossFit during the recent McFit Day 2012. The McDonald’s restaurant at 4180 SW Ninth St., just north of Coral Gables, was transformed into a CrossFit gym for kids, as participants of all ages worked their way […]

11th Grader Wins Chris Evert Children’s Hospital Second Annual Powerful Kid Contest!


By Brad Simon…. Seventeen-year-old triathlete, marathoner and high schooler Jacob Goldberg has another title to add to his mantle – South Florida’s Most Powerful Kid – after garnering nearly half of the online votes in the second annual Broward Health Chris Evert Children’s Hospital Powerful Kid Contest. Goldberg, who is legally blind and has Tourette’s […]

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