RENO, Nev. — Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada, a nonprofit that houses families living 30 miles away but who have children receiving treatment at area hospitals, hosted its annual evening fundraiser: the Red Shoe Gala on Friday, October 5.
The event incorporated an Oz Couture theme, encouraging guests to wear Wizard of Oz-inspired evening wear for a night designed to raise money for the charity’s work to keep families close during their children’s hospitalization.
Attendees were able to peruse silent auction prizes, participate in a Mystery Box game and contend for a special prize reserved for the table exhibiting the best “Oz Couture,” or Oz-inspired evening wear.
Participants learned more about how their support directly affects families who find themselves in need of the Reno Ronald McDonald House through family stories and anecdotes and the recognition of special guests throughout the program.
Money raised went to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada programs. The organization supports more than 700 families each year.