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Gilda’s Club South Florida Hosts “SNL” Themed Fundraiser Benefiting Cancer Patients and Their Families

The organization provides free social and emotional support services to anyone affected by cancer. 

Gilda’s Club South Florida recently marked its 27th year of providing laughter and support to its community in honor of the late Gilda Radner, one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, who passed away due to ovarian cancer. The organization held its annual event, “Live from South Florida… It’s Saturday Night”, presented by the Memorial Cancer Institute at the Dania Beach Improv Comedy Club.

During the event, more than 200 community supporters gathered to enjoy a hilarious night that featured tapas, specialty cocktails and an impressive silent auction. The comedians on the lineup, including Casey Peruski and headliner Monique Marvez, entertained the crowd with their jokes and had the guests crying from laughter.

“When the comedian starts crying at an event where she is supposed to make the audience laugh, you know you’re at something special,” attendee Gregg Goldstein says.

The evening generated over $130,000 to support Gilda’s Club South Florida. The organization provides free social and emotional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Support groups, lectures, healthy lifestyle workshops, social activities, and a specialized children’s program are some of the club’s services.

The event’s sponsors were Memorial Cancer Institute, Gold Aviation Services, HairClub, the Haar Family Foundation, Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc., Jennifer and Steven Tallow, Tobias Financial Advisors, Stirling Operations, Becker & Poliakoff, Walgreens, the Sally Goodman Foundation, Legacy Wealth Management, Locality Bank, Peter Woolf, A&T Dry Cleaners, Eisai and NSI Insurance Group. 

To learn more about Gilda’s Club South Florida events, visit Gildasclubsouthflorida.org.

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Drew Limsky

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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.