Craig Zinn and Heavyweight World Championship Contender Luis 'King Kong' Ortiz Team Up to Raise Awareness for Rare Disorders and the Pediatric Medical Services Offered at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Aug 07, 2019 - ​​​​​​​​​Craig Zinn, Founder and CEO of the Craig Zinn Automotive Group, South Florida’s premier auto group, hosted a special community send-off celebration party and fan meet and greet with Cuban heavyweight contender Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz, at his Toyota of Hollywood dealership.

Many fans came with their children to give Ortiz an amaZINN South Florida send-off as he gears up to compete for the Heavyweight World Championship. In the fall, Ortiz will fight heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The evening began with a complimentary BBQ dinner, courtesy of Toyota of Hollywood, along with an autograph and fan photo session with Ortiz. Guests got to show-off their creativity using Crayola Markers on a 2019 Toyota CHR that was wrapped all in white as their canvas. One of the highlights of the event was the children’s corner. Kids enjoyed spinning the wheel for prizes and receiving give-a-ways from Toyota of Hollywood and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, while representatives from San Bernardo Ice Cream scooped ice cream for all to savor.

Unlike other boxers, Ortiz’s motivation is not fame and fortune, it’s fighting for awareness for his daughter’s rare medical condition. Ortiz’s daughter lives with a painful skin disorder, Epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Both Zinn and Ortiz have a passion for supporting children’s causes. They teamed up to raise awareness for the pediatric medical services offered at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to treat EB and other rare medical disorders.

“I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to team up with Craig Zinn to bring awareness to this disease that my daughter and our family have been battling with her entire life. My daughter must know that fighting this battle and moving forward is how we can accomplish anything in life. I continue to fight for many reasons; one is that I know that I will become the champion and two, so my daughter can always see that you must always fight for what you want or need in life. I thank my family, my team, and second Family Jay and Javier Jimenez, who are my Managers, and Herman Caicedo, my trainer. I also want to thank Craig Zinn, who has become a friend. I know we will remain friends for years to come,” said Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz, Cuban Heavyweight Professional Boxer.

“The partnership between our children’s Hospital and the Craig Zinn Automotive Group allows us to raise awareness about Epidermolysis bullosa (EP) and advocate for our patients with this disorder, as well as other uncommon diseases that we see on a daily basis, but are unknown to the general public,” said Hanadys Ale, MD., Pediatric Immunologist and Allergist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

“I think raising awareness has a lot to do with it. Unless somebody is personally battling with this situation, it’s someone else’s problem. I support Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital because when we make it our problem, and we all work together, we bring forth change,” said Craig Zinn, Founder and CEO at the Craig Zinn Automotive Group.

“As a physician who treats children with rare disorders, it is very encouraging to see that we have the support of people from our community. Due to the generosity of people like Mr. Zinn and Mr. Ortiz, we can grow and continue providing the absolute best care to the children of South Florida,” said Francis Jeshira Reynoso Santos, MD., Pediatric Geneticist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

For additional information on the Pediatric Medical Services offered by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, please visit jdch.com, or follow them on social media, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ABOUT TOYOTA OF HOLLYWOOD: Toyota of Hollywood (TOH) is owned and operated by Craig Zinn, and the Craig Zinn Automotive Group (CZAG). Headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, TOH has been in business since 1981, offering an impressive inventory filled with hundreds of new and used Toyota models. For the past five years, we’ve been No. 1 in volume sales for Toyota in the Southeast Region of the United States. *We are fully committed to customer satisfaction. To best serve our customers, in 2018 we expanded our property to 7.5 acres and built a brand-new 91,000 square-foot Green Globes Certified state-of-art dealership, offering the very best in Sales, Service, and Parts. The main building housing the Showroom and Corporate Offices is 51,000 square feet and the Service Department has 69 battery-powered car lifts, three alignment racks, and a 54,000 square foot two-lane car wash.  The grounds have a five-story 405,586 square-foot parking garage that houses our vehicle inventory with 874 parking spaces; plus 318 surface parking spaces and 10,300 square-feet of Parts Department, making it one of the largest Toyota dealerships in the United States today. For additional information on Toyota of Hollywood, please visit our website at toyotaofhollywood.com or follow us on social media, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

*#1 based on total retails sales of New Toyotas in the Southeast Region for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 per Southeast Toyota Distributors.

ABOUT JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric Hospital serving Broward, Palm Beach, and northern Miami-Dade counties, with 226 licensed beds, seven operating rooms, and an entire floor dedicated to oncology. It has cared for more than 110,000 children in the past year. For more information, please visit jdch.com.

ABOUT JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION: The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation raises funds philanthropically to assist patients, families, and to underwrite the cost of programs, facilities, and equipment at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s Hospital serving Broward, Palm Beach, and northern Miami-Dade counties. The foundation’s efforts help ensure the ongoing availability of safe, quality, cost-effective, patient, and family-centered care by healing the body, mind, and spirit of those we touch.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rixys Alfonso | rixys@causemomarketing.com

Source : Toyota of Hollywood
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