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St. Vincent to host 41st annual SAINTS Ball

SAINTS 2019: House of Color is a fundraiser to benefit Meadowlark House
Posted at 3:46 PM, Oct 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-05 17:52:35-04

BILLINGS — St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation’s 41st Annual SAINTS event will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Billings Red Lion Convention Center.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and is expected to draw more than 1,000 guests in hopes of raising over $1 million to support the Meadowlark House.

There will be a silent auction, dinner and drinks, heads or tails contest, and a challenge auction, followed with dancing that begins at 9:30 p.m..

The Meadowlark House offers free lodging to traveling cancer patients and their families who are receiving treatment at St. Vincent Healthcare. Following its opening in 2004, the Meadowlark House hosts roughly 40 patients a year, with an average stay of 32 days.

“This year’s 41st annual SAINTS Ball will help create an endowment for the Meadowlark Houses, St. Vincent Healthcare’s home-away-from-home for cancer patients,” said Ty Elkin, Executive Director of St. Vincent’s Foundation. “Our goal is to provide financially stable homes for healing cancer patients, during an already mentally and financially stressful time.”

There are dozens of different ribbon colors representing each type of cancer.

Looped ribbons, which can be found in a rainbow of colors, are intended to raise awareness for various cancers; the color of the ribbon denotes the cause it symbolizes.

St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation is asking guests to show tribute to a special person by pairing your attire with the distinctive ribbon color that symbolizes their fight against cancer in this year’s SAINTS event.