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Glitz, Glamour & Giving Imagination Ball 2017

Photo by: Val Simon | Dick and Debra Shanahan, Imagination Ball 2016.

Photo by: Val Simon | Dick and Debra Shanahan, Imagination Ball 2016.

By Coastal Breeze News Staff 

On Saturday, February 4 the JW Marriott Beach Pavilion will be the scene of the elegant “Glitz, Glamour & Giving,” Marco Island American Cancer Society’s 2017 Imagination Ball.

NBC’s Stacey Deffenbaugh will act as emcee for the evening. Guests will enjoy fine dining, music by the Stacey Allison Band, dancing and a silent and live auction. Some of the auction items include a Disney Experience Package with four complimentary Disney theme park one-day Park Hopper tickets, two round trip tickets on JetBlue Airways for a domestic flight, and a signed baseball by Xavier Cedeño of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Each year at the ball, the prestigious Grado Award is presented to individuals who have contributed significantly in the fight against cancer. The award is named for John and Corrie Grado, in honor of their many years of leadership and service to the organization. This year’s honorees are Marco Island residents Jim and Allyson Richards.

The annual Imagination Ball is a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer.

To purchase tickets for the event or make a donation, please visit or call 239-642-8800.

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