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Norman Love Confections to sponsor Cattle Barons’ Ball


Cyndie Grimes, CBB Chair, 239-222-3533239-222-3533,
Beth Hayes, American Cancer Society Staff Partner, 239-936-1113239-936-1113, ext. 3909,
Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758239-275-5758,

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2010) – It was recently announced that Norman Love Confections has agreed to be the Sugar Slinger dessert sponsor at the eighth annual Cattle Barons’ Ball. The American Cancer Society event, one of the unique and largest fundraisers in Lee County, will be held Jan. 22, 2011 at the Robb & Stucky Corporate Headquarters.

Mary & Norman Love; Beth Hayes, American Cancer Society

Mary & Norman Love; Beth Hayes, American Cancer Society

“Mary and Norman Love are known throughout our community for their incredible generosity. We are thrilled that they have agreed to be a sponsor of the Cattle Barons’ Ball,” said event chairperson Cyndie Grimes. “I can’t wait to see what exquisitely decadent dessert he creates for our special evening.”

Each year top executives and community leaders unite to support and enjoy one of the most entertaining, imaginative and rewarding events in Southwest Florida. Guests don casual western wear, enjoy top cuisine and rub elbows while supporting the fight against cancer, the nation’s number one public health concern. Since the Cattle Barons’ Ball debut in 2004, nearly $3 million has been raised in support of the American Cancer Society, which uses its century of experience and unwavering commitment to beat cancer by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.

For nearly a century, the American Cancer Society has fought for every birthday threatened by all types of cancer throughout each community. By taking what they’ve learned through research and turned it into what they do, ACS has contributed to a 15 percent decrease in the overall cancer death rate between the early 1990s and 2005. This means about 650,000 cancer deaths were avoided thus creating the potential for more birthday celebrations. Overall, 11 million cancer survivors in America will celebrate another birthday this year.

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes ultra-premium, handcrafted artisanal chocolates. Based in Fort Myers, the corporate headquarters encompasses both production and retail operations. The Chocolate Salon is a stylish retail shop with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies. For more information, visit

For information on sponsorships for the 2011 Cattle Barons’ Ball, contact Beth Hayes at the American Cancer Society at 936-1113, ext. 3909 or