By Jonesa Rodriguez - April 19, 2022
AutoNation is once again helping to drive a cure for cancer by being the presenting sponsor of Miles for Moffitt for the 10th consecutive year. Registration is now open for the fundraising event Nov. 19 in downtown Tampa benefiting cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center.
Since 2013, AutoNation and Moffitt have shared one vision: to drive out cancer. Together, they have one of the longest-standing partnerships through their Drive Pink (DRVPNK) initiative.
“AutoNation is proud and honored to support Miles for Moffitt. DRVPNK is dedicated to helping drive out cancer by supporting institutions that are leading research and innovation to find a cure,” said AutoNation’s Chief Operating Officer Dave Koehler.
📆 SAVE THE DATE: We are excited to announce Nov. 19 as our Miles for Moffitt 2022 event date! Registration opens in early spring…stay tuned for updates. #MilesforMoffitt https://t.co/SjwumlZ09U pic.twitter.com/05F5egR3Lp— Moffitt Cancer Center (@MoffittNews) March 16, 2022
The AutoNation team is looking to make a significant impact on the event with a fundraising goal of $100,000.
“We’re leveraging all 14 AutoNation stores in the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete area to achieve our highest fundraising goal,” said Koehler. “Our team is all-in to make this the best year yet!”
Last year, in addition to being the presenting sponsor, the retailer also raised $72,000.
“As our DRVPNK mission continues to accelerate companywide, associates are finding new and exciting ways of raising funds. Our customers, vendors and partners have joined in to support our initiative. Sadly, nearly everyone has been touched by cancer,” said Marc Cannon, AutoNation’s chief customer experience officer.
Like the rest of the Miles for Moffitt community, the AutoNation team looks forward to the annual fundraising event each year. Their 1,500 plus associates use the time as an opportunity to get together to run, walk or show support for one common goal: funding innovative cancer research.
“To have a longstanding partnership with AutoNation that spans over 10 years is a true reflection that a vision of a cancer-free world is aligned,” said Maria Muller, president of Moffitt’s Foundation. “Because of their continuous support, we can fund the breakthroughs of tomorrow, bringing us one step closer to our mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.”
Going into its 17th year, Miles for Moffitt has raised more than $10 million supporting lifesaving cancer research at Moffitt. The funding also aids the cancer center in gaining millions more in additional federal support.
Register for this year’s event on Nov. 19 and join the AutoNation team in downtown Tampa. Early registration is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Those who register before July 31 will receive an early bird special gift in the mail!
For more information or to register for the 2022 Miles for Moffitt, visit www.MilesforMoffitt.com.
2022 MILES FOR MOFFITT
WHO: Everyone is invited to participate
WHAT: 2022 Miles for Moffitt presented by AutoNation
WHEN: Nov. 19, 2022
WHERE: Amalie Arena, downtown Tampa
COST: $25 for adults and $10 for children through June 14; 100% of registrations and donations will benefit cancer research at Moffitt
REGISTER: www.MilesForMoffitt.com; Register before July 31 and receive an early bird special gift