COLLIER COUNTY – Senator Garrett Richter has agreed to be auctioned off to the highest bidder for lunch! When asked if he would participate in the fight against cancer, Senator Richter generously offered to be part of the live auction for the 2013 Imagination Ball by hosting a group of 8 people at their favorite restaurant on Marco Island. We are happy to be holding this year’s Imagination Ball on February 23, 2013 at the beautiful Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort and Spa, also our presenting sponsor.
“There are still opportunities for table sponsorships, and tickets, and we want to sell out,” says Lisa Honig, Executive Director of the Marco Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society. “We have many wonderful live and silent auction items available this year! Some of the other auction items include: 5 Star hotel stays (New York, San Francisco, Washington DC & more), theme park packages (Seaworld, Aquatica, & Legoland), adventure packages (Marco Island Watersports, Paddle Fitness Express, & Key West Express), 60 Minute Military Warbird Flight, tee off in paradise – Golf packages from local area courses, tune up your game – golf Instruction package with a PGA Master professional. Music will be provided by the fabulous, Stacey Allison Band.
Our local American Cancer Society provides transportation services for area patients through our Road to Recovery program. The local programs also include “Look Good…Feel Better” where patients get training and support on how to improve self-image and appearance during treatment, and the “Hope Lodge” provides free housing to those patients who have long term treatment needs. All programs are free, but only continue with your support.
Debra Shanahan, co-chair for the Imagination Ball with her husband, Dick, said, “The cancer ball is one of the most prestigious events of the season and it’s guaranteed to be an excitement you won’t want to miss. The Marco Island Chapter is an asset to our community and works diligently at raising money to fund their local programs. Help us help them beat cancer.”
For information on purchasing tickets or patron tables for the 2013 Imagination Ball, please contact Wendy Rivera at the American Cancer Society at 239-642-8800 Ext. 3890, or by email at Wendy.Rivera@cancer.org.