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2018 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala


The 2018 American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa on May 5, 2018, which is Cinco de Mayo. The theme is “Let’s Fiesta!” It will be hosted by Dale McLean, in-arena host for the Miami Heat. This year’s chairperson is Lori Castle and co-chair is Heather Frantz. The Gala will feature silent as well as live auctions, a cocktail hour, dinner reception and dancing. This year’s honoree is the Sweers Family -- Randy, Kim and Chase – founders of FB Marine Group, one of the largest boat dealerships in South Florida. Kim Sweers’ father and her husband Randy’s mother both died of cancer and, in their memory, the Sweers Family used their company’s world-class offshore race boat as a platform for “Racing for Cancer,” Indy Car Driver Ryan Hunter-Raey’s charity. The race boat has traveled around the world promoting the war against cancer. Then, in a strange twist of fate, Sweers herself was diagnosed with breast cancer and her father-in-law was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer in the same year. Due to early detection and the advancements in cancer research both are in remission today. Tickets are $300 per person and $5,000 per tables of 12 Visit or All levels of sponsorship are currently available from $5,000 to the $50,000 Presenting Sponsor. In-kind sponsors include Republic National Distributing Co mpany, Alore’ Event Firm, Lifestyle Media Group and Duree & Company. Contact Alicia DeLuca, development manager, at or 954-200-7520.