Hollywood - Jockeys from Gulfstream Park brought gifts and smiles to children at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Monday morning.
The Visit was coordinated by Gulfstream Park and The Jockey’s Guild during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Those visiting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, recognized as a leader in the treatment of complex and critical medical conditions, were Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, Juan Leyva, Jose Valdivia Jr., Jocy Gomez, Fernando and Alexandra Jara, and Clerk of Scales Victor Sanchez.
“The kids are parents…they’re going through a lot,” said Prado while handing out jockey silks, goggles, stuffed horses and shirts to children and parents with his fellow riders. “If you can bring a smile to a child, it’s priceless. You just want to give something back.”
For more information on Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, visit: http://www.jdch.com