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South Florida Wellness Network’s Butterflies & Bridges Gala

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September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

South Florida Wellness Network, Inc (SFWN), an innovative force in recovery support services, proudly announces its Butterflies & Bridges Gala to commemorate a decade of transformative impact across South Florida.

The Butterflies & Bridges Gala will serve as a celebration of the organization\’s decade-long commitment to mental health and substance use support. The Gala will take place at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida on Saturday, September 28, 2024, from 6 PM to 11 PM.

The event will feature a mocktail reception, multi-course dinner, silent auction, entertainment and inspiring stories from individuals whose lives have been positively impacted by the services of South Florida Wellness Network Inc.

SFWN has touched thousands of lives, offering hope, help and healing. This gala event promises to be an unforgettable occasion, highlighting a decade of memories, impact, and the unwavering commitment to building a healthier, more resilient South Florida.

Just within the past year, SFWN has provided recovery support services to more than 13,000 individuals, handed out over 21,000 meals, given athletic scholarships to over 15 youth, provided back-to-school supplies to more than 350 youth, and distributed over 14,000 doses of Narcan resulting in more than 175 reported overdose reversals.

Recognized as subject matter experts in peer work and recovery support services, SFWN embodies a culture of empowerment and resilience by offering a wide range of services that include support groups, peer support, recovery navigation, education, advocacy and community outreach.

\”We are immensely proud of the work we have done over the past 10 years in supporting individuals in need of mental health and substance services,\” said Susan Nyamora, President/Chief Executive Officer of South Florida Wellness Network Inc. \”The Butterflies & Bridges Gala will be a beautiful celebration of our accomplishments and a testament to the resilience of our community.”

Silvia Quintana, President/CEO of Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, reflects on the profound impact of South Florida Wellness Network, stating, “There is a transformative power of lived experience in supporting others on their journey to recovery. Hope springs from those who have walked the path before us, and South Florida Wellness Network embodies the spirit of abilities and opportunity.”

For more information about sponsorship packages, ticket purchases, or other ways you or your organization can support the SFWN Butterflies & Bridges Gala and South Florida Wellness Network’s mission, please visit https://sfwn.home.qtego.us


September 28
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Charles F. Dodge City Center
601 City Center Way
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025 United States
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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



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.