Ronald McDonald House holds annual gala

Ronald McDonald House holds annual gala
Published: Feb. 21, 2016 at 3:26 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2016 at 3:26 AM EST
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(Source: Daniel Paxton/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Daniel Paxton/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Ronald McDonald House Charities Kentuckiana celebrated its 14th annual McDazzle Red Tie Gala on Saturday night at the Galt House Hotel.

"This is our largest annual fundraiser and it's a big deal for us because it helps us bridge the gap, to provide a home away from home for families of sick kids," said Hal Hedley, executive director of Ronald McDonald House.

The Ronald McDonald House, which is located on S. First St., provides rooms, meals and laundry services for up to 36 families at a time if those families have children receiving treatment at area medical facilities.

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Families are never turned away based on their ability to pay.

The charity also provide free rooms for families to stay in at several local hospitals for those who are reluctant to leave their children who may be critically ill.

The Ronald McDonald House hoped to raise $300,000 Saturday night.

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