SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), AutoNation, America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, presented a $62,000 check to Moffitt Cancer Center at Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Funds were raised through AutoNation's cash register charity program, the support of the community and Associates at AutoNation stores in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. With a donation program in place at all point of purchase terminals, customers make donations to the charity by adding an amount to their credit card, 100% of which goes directly to the charity.
According to Patrick Terhaar, Market President for AutoNation's Tampa Bay, Illinois, and Minnesota markets, "AutoNation Customers and Associates have been generous in raising funds to drive out cancer. We are so proud to support the critical work of Moffitt Cancer Center. We were honored to be the presenting sponsor of Miles for Moffitt for the 8th consecutive year. This year the race was held virtually and as a united community, we raised $62,000!"
AutoNation has a long track record of supporting communities, most notably through its DRV PNK Mission which has raised almost $26 million to support cancer research and treatment.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. As of September 30, 2020, AutoNation owned and operated over 325 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 12 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Since 2013, AutoNation has raised $25 million to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research through its DRIVE PINK initiative, which was officially branded in 2015.
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About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt's scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is the No. 11 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt's expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 7,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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