Saturday, December 4, 2021

2016 Imagination Ball Date and Theme Set

Bill and Karen Young. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Bill and Karen Young. SUBMITTED PHOTOS


The 2016 American Cancer Society’s Imagination Ball, Marco Island’s prestigious gala event, will be March 5, 2016 at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. Dick and Debra Shanahan will chair the gala for the fourth year. “Each year we try to present a new, fun and different theme to draw the community together to stop this deadly disease. This year’s theme, Wash Away Cancer, promises to offer a tropical atmosphere with a beautiful ballroom set on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico,” said Debra Shanahan.

The proceeds from the Imagination Ball will fund continued research into the best practices in eradicating cancer. BMO Private Bank is the presenting sponsor. “BMO is proud to

Debra and Dick Shanahan with Corrie Grado at the 2015 Imagination Ball.

Debra and Dick Shanahan with Corrie Grado at the 2015 Imagination Ball.

sponsor the Imagination Ball again in 2016,” said Scott Hansen, Managing Director, BMO Private Bank. “We are strongly committed to enhancing and strengthening the quality of life of those who live and work in the communities we serve.”

The evening’s festivities include a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions in a lavish pavilion on the beach. Long time ACS supporters, Bill and Karen Young will be presented with the Grado Award in honor of their many years of leadership and service to the organization. The event is black tie optional.

For information on the Imagination Ball, sponsorships, patron tables or tickets, please visit or contact Nikkie Sardelli 239-642-8800 ext. 3894 or




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