They have stood bravely upon hearing the resounding verdict, “You have cancer.” They have endured treatment protocols that have tested their physical and emotional endurances. And they have lived to share a message of hope by inspiring others with courage in leading the fight against this deadly disease. They are our cancer survivors, who have learned to not only survive, but to thrive! Staff and volunteers of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Marco Island recently honored these brave warriors at the annual Survivor Dinner at the New Life Community Church.
Close to 100 survivors, along with their families and friends enjoyed a delicious buffet. A smorgasbord of entrees, sides and desserts was donated by Café de Marco, Ciao Bella, Capri Fish House, Chop 239, Cocomo’s, CJ’s on the Bay, Da Vinci’s, Joey’s Pizza, Doreen’s Cup of Joe, Kretch’s, Little Bar, La Tavola, Pincher’s, Verdi’s and Winn Dixie. The festivities didn’t end there, as door prizes were donated by the Marco Island Hilton, Crystal Shores Marriott, JW Marriott Marco Island, Subway, Beebe’s Ice Cream, Seminole Casino and the Salty Dog. Floral arrangements donated by Marco Island Florist added just the right touch of elegance and grace.
The event was a kickoff for the Relay For Life of Marco Island.