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On Saturday, October 15, 2016 over 450 guests and volunteers came together to celebrate and support the health and wellbeing of our community at the 2016 Spirit of the Saints Gala.

At our most successful Gala to date, we raised over $240,000. We are grateful and truly moved by the generosity and dedication demonstrated by all of you who joined us at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

It was a fabulous evening featuring a silent auction and wine pull, dinner and program with emcee Jason DeRusha from WCCO-TV, an exciting live auction with Dan Masloski from Fladeboe Auctions and entertainment by The Covers.

Funds raised from this year's Spirit of the Saints Gala will help to create two new rooms in the Special Care Unit at St. Francis. These rooms will include a space for patients suffering medical and mental health/chemical abuse issues, along with a room equipped to meet the bariatric needs of obese patients. At St. Gertrude's, proceeds from the Gala will help to begin the process of redesigning the dining room area and adding a sunroom/living space for residents.

Thank you to our sponsors and guests for your commitment to St. Francis and St. Gertrude's.

Bidding in action

Bidding in action

Thanks to The Covers for providing great music and dancing

Our registration volunteers

Thanks to our volunteers

L to R Mike McMahan, President of St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Sister Pauline Micke, OSB, Director of Benedictine Center of Spirituality, St. Scholastic Monastery and Rick Meyer, CEO/Administrator of St. Gertrude's Health & Rehabilitation Center


20th Anniversary
2016 Pay it Forward

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