GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.
Close to 800 people gathered for an enchanted evening Saturday, raising money for Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado.
The annual Black Tie and Boots Gala was held at the Two Rivers Convention Center and sold a record number of tickets.
Officials estimate the event will bring in $250,000, which will go directly towards patient and family care.
Thanking volunteers, Kathy O'Shea, vice president of development for Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, said, "I would like to say that you define us volunteers. We would not be the organization we are with the ability to give care the way we do without our wonderful volunteers."
President and CEO of the organization, Christy Whitney, said, "We are all touched by grief, we are all touched by loss and death and I think that because everyone is touched and needs support during that time, I think that creates the outpouring of support."
In addition to raising money for the organization, officials put the event on to thank the community for their support. Nine months of planning went into the extravagant evening.
People can still contribute to hospice by heading to their website here
Or by calling 241-2212.