AutoNation’s Tampa Bay Area Associates Raise $208,000 For Moffitt Cancer Center Through Annual Miles for Moffitt Run/Walk

Automotive leader celebrates a decade of partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center marking the 10th consecutive year as presenting sponsor

At Mercedes-Benz of Wesley Chapel, AutoNation Associates present donation to Moffitt Cancer Center: (L to R) Stephen Pardue, Director of CAAD; Maria Muller, EVP, President of the Moffitt Foundation; and Dave Koehler, Chief Operating Officer at AutoNation

AutoNation Associates from Tampa to Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Fort Myers recently ran together with 7,500 Suncoast community members to raise funds for innovative cancer research during the 17th annual Miles for Moffitt presented by AutoNation. Celebrating its 10th year as presenting sponsor, AutoNation, through its DRVPNK initiative, raised more than $208,000 to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center.

“We’re extremely proud of the enduring partnership we’ve developed with Moffitt Cancer Center and our many Associates that stand with us in the fight against cancer,” said AutoNation’s Chief Operating Officer, Dave Koehler. “Solid community partnerships and Associate involvement are two key factors behind the success of the DRVPNK initiative,” added Market President, Patrick Terhaar.

With approximately four new cancer cases being diagnosed each minute in the United States, AutoNation recognizes the urgency to find a cure for cancer and has made the DRVPNK initiative and its mission to end cancer its singular philanthropic objective, with more than $35 million raised and donated to cancer charities since 2013. AutoNation engages its team of 21,000 Associates at more than 300 locations coast-to-coast, along with Customers, friends and charity partners for one goal: to drive out cancer. Moffitt Cancer Center is one of AutoNation’s longest-standing DRVPNK partners.

“All the proceeds from this race will help fund groundbreaking research to find cures for cancer,” added Marc Cannon, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer. “Thanks to all of our talented and caring Associates who took the time out of their busy holiday schedules to make a difference in the lives of so many who have been touched by cancer.”