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Cleveland Clinic Florida Opens Cell Therapy and Cancer Research Center 

AutoNation, Inc. recently celebrated the opening of the new AutoNation Cell Therapy and Cancer Research Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. The new state-of-the-art research facility will conduct groundbreaking research on cell-based therapies for cancer and evaluate the outcomes, provide regenerative research education, and support needed scientific regenerative medicine research. The funding was part of Autonation’s Drive Pink (DRVPNK) mission to help drive out cancer. The auto dealer has donated over $35 million to national and local philanthropic organizations through fundraising efforts supporting cancer research, from pediatric cancer to treatments for prostate cancer and more.

“Years ago, we started our Drive Pink mission with the Cleveland Clinic by establishing the AutoNation Cancer Care Fund and donating Totes for Hope to cancer patients,” Marc Cannon says, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer at AutoNation. “Who could have imagined that our partnership would grow to where it is today with the opening of this critical new research center.” The money we raise has led to the introduction of effective new treatments and an improved quality of life for cancer patients, but we must continue driving forward towards a cure because every single one of us knows someone affected or touched by this dreaded disease.”

As part of the opening ceremony, AutoNation treated local cancer caregivers to a DRVPNK-themed ice cream truck social featuring music, DRVPNK décor and a visit from AutoNation influencers Axel and Lexa.

“We’re very appreciative of this pivotal gift from AutoNation, a company that has been a driving force in the community to end cancer,” Dr. Joseph Iannotti says, Cleveland Clinic Florida Region Chief of Staff and Chief Academic and Innovation Officer. “This seed funding will help support the people, equipment, and technology needed to conduct new groundbreaking research on our campus.”

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

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BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.