September 15, 2018 11:46 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- About 3,500 people in Minnesota are waiting for a life-saving organ. The Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester works year-round to provide a "home away from home" offering care to those waiting for and recovering from an organ transplant.
On Saturday night, the non-profit held its 4th Annual Gala of the Decades fundraiser. This year's theme was 1880's Wild Wild West.
Attendees dressed in period costume and decor transported people back in time of cowboys, cowgirls, saloons, and the wild west.
The event was hosted at the Black Box Theatre at the Mayo Civic Center. ABC 6 News anchor Laura Lee emceed the event.
Organizers said they hope to raise at least $50,000 this year, "In 2017, the Gift of Life Transplant House had 4,500 people call the Gift of Life Transplant House their home. So having an opportunity like this not only to raise donations but also to raise awareness about organ donation is so vitally important."
95 percent of the proceeds will go directly towards Gift of Life's mission -- which is to make sure guests get affordable accommodations in a home-like environment. The other five percent will go towards administrative costs.
Created: September 15, 2018 11:46 PM
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