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June 29, 2011 13:07 ET

Tattoo Artists Converge on Convention Center Hotels in Fort Lauderdale

Benefit Expo Raises Funds for Florida Children's Hospital

CORAL SPRINGS, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - Tattoo artists from across south Florida will gather for a benefit expo August 12-14, 2011 at one of the premier convention center hotels in Fort Lauderdale. All proceeds for the 16th Annual South Florida Tattoo Expo will benefit the Children's Cancer Treatment Center at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, FL.

This spectacular event will include tattoo artists and vendors from all over the world, including Germany, Austria, Japan and South America to fill the more than 115 booths at the spacious Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club & Convention Center at Heron Bay. An open car and truck show is scheduled for Sunday, August 14, and has been dubbed South Florida's "Most Unique Summer Car Show." Sponsored by Cruisers of South Florida, all proceeds of this event also benefit the children's hospital.

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is one of the area's leading pediatric care hospitals, offering comprehensive health services and programs in an atmosphere that is child-friendly. An all-new facility opens July 20 in Broward County thanks to the support of events such as the South Florida Tattoo Expo, which since adopting the hospital has raised over $600,000 to benefit the facility.

Utilizing this exceptional conference center in Fort Lauderdale and a 100% volunteer support staff, this three-day expo will include contests, entertainment by 14 live national and local bands and celebrity guests. More information concerning the expo may be found at

The Marriott's luxurious Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club & Convention Center is a proud member of the Florida Green Lodging Program and features state-of-the-art Fort Lauderdale conference rooms with indoor and outdoor exhibition space, along with well-appointed guest accommodations, restaurants, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, indoor sauna and fitness center. A variety of guest rooms feature the Marriott's popular Revive bedding over pillow top mattresses and fluffy pillows, marble bathrooms, room service, coffee/tea service and instant hot water. Large desks, high-speed Internet access, two phones and voice mail service are included for business travelers and each room includes cable/satellite service with premium movie channels over a 37-inch LCD TV along with pay-per-view and video game options.

About the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club & Convention Center

Conveniently located just minutes from popular entertainment, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club & Convention Center, is a golfer's paradise and home to the magnificent Heron Bay Golf Club which features a world-class golf course, the Heron Bay Golf Academy and a lighted driving range. As a distinctive choice among Fort Lauderdale Convention Center hotels, travelers and convention attendees can enjoy relaxing tropical surroundings and easy access to all the excitement Fort Lauderdale has to offer.

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