Cancer treatment initiatives at a Florida medical center will benefit from
a $1 million gift made in honor of the work of Edward Attarian '52, a physician in
Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston has announced that it received a $1 million
gift from the Huizenga Family Foundation to help fund cancer treatment initiatives.
To honor the Huizenga family’s commitment and the work of Attarian, chair of the
Department of Executive and International Health, Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston
has named its executive health clinic the Attarian–Huizenga Executive Health Clinic.
"We are very excited about this generous donation and the resources it will help
us bring to bear against cancer," said Howard Graman, M.D., executive director
of Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston. "Because of the ongoing support from donors
like the Huizenga family, Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston has been able to
greatly expand our medical treatment, research and educational program offerings,
helping us further the clinic’s mission of caring for the sick."
H. Wayne Huizenga, chairman of Huizenga Holdings, said, "As a participant in
the clinic's executive health program for more than 11 years, I’ve
experienced firsthand the great care given to Cleveland Clinic patients,
especially at the hands of Dr. Attarian. I’m honored to have the Huizenga
name memorialized in conjunction with Dr. Attarian and affiliated with such
a renowned medical institution."
Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston is a part of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
in Ohio, a not-for-profit, multi-specialty referral group practice, with an emphasis on
research and education.
Attarian earned his medical degree at Albany Medical School and was a biology
major and member of ODK/Mortar Board while a student at St. Lawrence.
Posted: August 12, 2004