The Edmond Sun

October 14, 2013

Red Shoe Gala benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City is hosting its 11th Annual Red Shoe Gala on Oct. 25 at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City. The event is a black-tie, seated dinner featuring silent and live auctions. Doors open for the reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The Burton Band will provide jazz music during dinner and for dancing. Individual tickets can be purchased for $185.

In addition to the collection of items available during the auctions, an 18-karat white gold, diamond and ruby pendant necklace valued at $3,990 will be available in a raffle. The pendant features 23 round brilliant cut rubies surrounded by 72 round, brilliant cut diamonds. Attendees can purchase a ticket for $50 each or three for $100 for a chance to win the necklace.

Only 300 tickets will be sold for the raffle. Those who are not attending the event also may purchase raffle tickets at www.rmhcokc.org/red-shoe-gala-2013. Winners need not be present to win the pendant.

“Our goal this year is to raise more than $150,000,” said Susan Adams, president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City. “This event provides us with vital funds, ensuring we can offer families a restful place to sleep, meals and many of the comforts of home while their children receive medical treatment. Without the Ronald McDonald House and Family Room, many seriously ill children and their families would simply have nowhere else to turn for these necessities of daily living.”

Co-chairs for the fundraising event are Tricia Everest and Gary Goldman. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.rmhcokc.org or email Maggie Brown at mbrown@rmhcokc.org.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that benefits children by providing a “home away from home” every day of the year for families with seriously ill or injured children who come to the Oklahoma City area for medical treatment. Families are offered a choice of staying at the Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside The Children’s Hospital. Each provides lodging, meals and many extras, including the opportunity to share their experience with others going through similar hardships.