Sunday, October 24, 2021

ACS Has 2020 Vision

The spirit of celebration is always in the air of beautiful Marco Island, but the evening of March 6, 2020 will bring a whole new meaning to that essence. Please join us at the JW Marriott Marco Island as Phoenix Roofing presents, “A Celebration for a Cure,” the 2020 American Cancer Society Imagination Ball. This celebration of life will feature both live and silent auctions, fine food, music and so much more! The celebration will burst with hope and good cheer as the prestigious Grado Award is presented to Curt and Jacquie Koon of CJ’s on the Bay in honor of their dedication and support of the American Cancer Society.

Submitted Photo | Jacquie and Curt Koon, 2020 Grado Award honorees.

The gala fundraiser is presented by Phoenix Roofing for the second consecutive year and chaired by Debra Shanahan for the eighth consecutive year. Phoenix Roofing originally became aware of the ACS Imagination Ball upon completion of the roof on the home of Debra Shanahan after Hurricane Irma. Their commitment to the fight against cancer is phenomenal. “Cancer is a terrible disease that affects far too many people,” says Phoenix partner Jameson Hewitt. “Unfortunately, we have felt those effects within our family and company. We are just glad we can help.” Although their business is roofing, the company knows that a home is far more than just a structure with walls and a roof. They know in their hearts that a home is an extension of family and friends; a collection of memories and precious moments; indeed, a place to celebrate life!

For the past three consecutive years, Grado Award honorees Curt and Jacquie Koon have generously sponsored the ACS Imagination Ball by welcoming the executive committee to CJ’s on the Bay for their meetings. Their dedication and commitment extend far beyond that. Curt and Jacquie continuously exhibit a pay it forward attitude in the countless things that they do for our community. They recognize the efforts and accomplishments of the American Cancer Society in the quest for a cure. The couple elaborates, “It feels good to be a part of the solution. Today we know far more cancer survivors than those who have lost the battle.”

For the American Cancer Society, our 2020 vision is clear. We must find a cure! The day is coming when we will have the biggest celebration of all, the real celebration of life! Imagine a world without cancer.

Please join us Friday, March 6, 2020 for A Celebration for a Cure. For more information, please contact your American Cancer Society at 239-642-6217 or

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