Park West Gallery supports cancer fundraiser

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Alfred Gockel Love American Style

Alfred Gockel’s “Love American Style.” This was one of five works donated to the American Cancer Society’s 2015 Imagination Ball for auction.

Park West Gallery and its artists have supported the American Cancer Society’s latest efforts to raise funds benefiting cancer research.

Park West Gallery donated original works from five artists to be auctioned off at the 2015 American Cancer Society’s Imagination Ball on Saturday, February 28 at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Florida.

The prestigious gala included a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event will be used to benefit cancer research, programs and services as well as pediatric cancer.

Among the items offered at the auction were paintings donated by Park West Gallery. The paintings included: “Love American Style” by Alfred Gockel; “Untitled I” by Alex Perez; “Heure Jaune” by Emile Bellet; “Azalea Path” by Schaefer-Miles and “I Love The World” by Peter Max.

Lisa Honig, senior events manager for the American Cancer Society’s Florida division, said the paintings generated a lot of excitement amongst the guests and added a “new level of elegance” and color to the auction.

“We are so thankful that Park West Gallery donated the paintings to our event,” she said. “They were just beautiful and I was very surprised to find two of them in my living room as they were purchased by my husband!”

The American Cancer Society has held a gala on Marco Island for 35 years. Honig said of all of them, this was the most successful ever in terms of attendance and funds raised. This year’s event raised at least $200,000 that will be used to find treatments, services and to find a cure.

“We are so grateful for [Park West Gallery’s] support and your commitment to help us finish the fight against this dreadful disease,” she said.

Other auction prizes included a stay at the Ritz Carlton, local dining experiences and trips.

Learn more about Park West Gallery’s philanthropic efforts here.

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