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Friends of Jack & Jill Center Hosts Annual Winter Carnival

The fun-filled community event aims to raise much-needed funds for children and families in need.

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center is gearing up to host the Second Annual Winter Carnival, featuring an exciting day of carnival rides, games, arts and crafts, food, face painting, photo opportunities, a live DJ, and more. The community fundraiser is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Jack & Jill Center’s Halmos Family Building at 1315 W. Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Carnival rides include mechanical swings, inflatable bounce houses, a four-in-one sports center, a pirate ship ride, a surfboard, and an obstacle course. The public event is open to all ages.

The Friends of Jack & Jill Center is committed to developing community awareness, fundraising, and program assistance for the Jack & Jill Center’s children and their families, which aims to enhance the welfare of children and families through innovative education, supportive programming, and community engagement. The Jack & Jill Center in Fort Lauderdale has served 30,000 children and families in South Florida since 1942. 

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is the event’s primary sponsor. Other event sponsorships ranging from $250 to $5,000 are available at https://jackandjillcenter.org/wintercarnival/ or contact Special Events Manager Emma Hadley at 954.463.8772, ext. 206 or ehadley@jackandjillcenter.org. Individual tickets are available for $2 per person (children under two years of age are free), with additional registration options to support the children and families of Jack & Jill Center. Food tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

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.