September 20, 2019 10:43 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- The Rochester International Event Center was transformed, Friday, to the land of OZ for the fifth annual Gala of the Decades.
For 35 years, the Gift of Life Transplant House has provided a home away from home for people undergoing transplants and treatment at Mayo Clinic.
While the gala raised money for those who stay at the House, it was also a tribute to the Founder of the House, Ed Pompeian. Pompeian passed away in July 2019.
"It has been a tremendous loss for all of us, but the spirit with which he created Gift of Life Transplant House has lived on in all of us and continues to live and as a result, the house continues to thrive," said Mary Wilder the Executive Director for the Gift of Life Transplant House.
Updated: September 20, 2019 10:43 PM
Created: September 20, 2019 08:43 PM
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