The Reno Ronald McDonald House will be hosting their 4th Annual Red Shoe Gala at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Friday, October 2nd. Reservations are now being accepted for this event that will provide further funding for the organization.
“We support more than 730 families a year but are hoping to remind the community that each of those families has a touching story; that they’re more than a number,” said Marty Ozer, executive director of the Reno Ronald McDonald House®. “Earlier this year Katelyn Castonguay was in a horrific car wreck and was flown to Renown. Her parents and brother were shell-shocked but came from Winnemucca to be next to Katelyn, staying at the House when they weren’t with her at the hospital. We’re excited to share their story at the Gala as it highlights a critical need we fulfill on a daily basis.”
The event will feature students of voice coach CeCe Gable and impressionist Scott Record. A winning ticket for “Discovering the House that Love Built: A Land Rover Raffle Benefiting the Reno Ronald McDonald House® and the Nevada Wolf Pack” will be pulled at the end of the event. One individual will win a 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport and ticket proceeds will benefit the Reno Ronald McDonald House® and the University of Nevada’s Pack Educational Fund.
“But the focal point of the night will be the family stories,” said Ozer. “You could practically see the relief in Katelyn’s family when the doctors told them she was out of harm’s way. The Gala is our opportunity to share those moments with the rest of the community and to demonstrate how one night of entertainment turns into positive outcomes for families in our region.”