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Realizing Potential: Driving Awareness for Cancer Research

AutoNation Chief Marketing Officer Marc Cannon with NSU University School Head of School William Kopas, M.Ed.; NSU EVP/COO Jacqueline A. Travisano, Ed.D.; Razor, VP for Advancement and Community Relations Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D.; and NSU College of Pharmacy Associate Professor Jean Latimer, Ph.D. (At Bottom) VP Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. and middle school students from NSU University School. (NSU leadership and researchers in attendance, but not pictured) VP for Facilities Jessica Brumley and NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Professor Stephen Grant, Ph.D.

AutoNation Chief Marketing Officer Marc Cannon with NSU University School Head of School William Kopas, M.Ed.; NSU EVP/COO Jacqueline A. Travisano, Ed.D.; Razor, VP for Advancement and Community Relations Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D.; and NSU College of Pharmacy Associate Professor Jean Latimer, Ph.D. (At Bottom) VP Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. and middle school students from NSU University School. (NSU leadership and researchers in attendance, but not pictured) VP for Facilities Jessica Brumley and NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Professor Stephen Grant, Ph.D.

To help raise awareness about the importance of funding cancer research, middle school students from NSU University School joined cancer researchers, leaders from the university and AutoNation to unveil a display of Indy 500 Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 DHL Honda Indy Car at NSU’s Don Taft University Center.

The reveal was made just in time for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

“As I drive the iconic track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, my focus will not only be on the biggest prize in sports racing, but on the even bigger prize of finding a cure for a disease that has impacted me and so many people in such a dramatic way,” said Hunter-Reay, who lost his mother to colon cancer in 2010.

Alongside AutoNation, the country’s largest automotive retailer, Hunter-Reay is pledging to spread awareness about the importance of raising funds to accelerate the race to find a cure. In fact since 2013, AutoNation and Hunter-Reay, through his non-profit Racing for Cancer, Inc. have generated more than $6 million to fund cancer research.

Together with NSU, the team hopes to spread the word on the importance of finding better methods of prevention, treatments and cures.

“NSU is heavily focused on cancer research and is making strident efforts to bring experts from a variety of fields together to tackle different forms of this terrible disease,” said NSU President Dr. George Hanbury. “We are proud to work with Mr. Hunter-Reay, Racing for Cancer, and AutoNation, to drive out cancer.”

Click on bonus link to learn more about Realizing Potential, The Campaign for Nova Southeastern University: Campaign Leadership Cabinet Quarterly Report