The Jack & Jill Foundation
Graeme Davis, Vice President of Operations for the South & Caribbean
"I've been working with The Jack and Jill Foundation for five years, as part of their grass roots effort to support families who have a parent with late stage cancer. The Jack and Jill foundation works to help give a break to a family who are going through the pain and stress of a parent with terminal cancer.
At Starwood, we've been able to create wow experiences all over the country in different regions and at individual properties. We just hosted the Tanner family at the Westin St. John for what will most likely be their last vacation together as a family. This opportunity for us as a company, and for every associate at the property is truly rewarding on many levels."
Heidi Cohen, Executive Director, Jack and Jill Foundation
"Graeme, Kim, Bobbi and the Westin St. John staff are warm and wonderful. They could not do enough and planned an over the top wonderful weekend. The Westin St. John is paradise. Betsy, Greg, Katie, and Cam will always remember and cherish this wonderful time together."
Details About Tanner Family Visit:
On December 2-6 2009, The Westin St. John was honored to host the Tanner Family - Mom, wife and late stage cancer patient Betsy, husband Greg, daughter Katie, 11, and son Cam, 9. We worked with local travel partners to provide a WOW! Experience®...and time out from late stage cancer for the Tanners that included a beachside sunset dinner, poolside cabana experience, spa treatments, Magic Moment yacht excursion, Mixed Bag Fishing trip and jet ski tour.
Foundation website: www.jajf.org
Below is a testimonial from the Tanner family who recently stayed with us.
"I have never encountered such true love and kindness as was shown to our family. You two are just incredible. We are so deeply appreciative by your generosity, love, and kindness. My family will never forget what the Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation and the Westin have done for us.
Everyone we encountered there was sincere, happy, and always willing to assist in anything that was needed. It makes such a great difference. They should know that we really appreciated the hospitality shown by all of them. You should be very proud of your staff. We felt loved by all. Our stay there was like we were part of your family, the Westin family. What a wonderful feeling...I know it all starts at the top and from there works its way down. You and your staff are absolutely the best. I hope you are all recognized for the incredible job that you all do. This trip was the most unbelievable experience we have ever had. Thank you so much for making this our stay there the most memorable one we will ever have."
- Betsy Tanner