Photography provided by Children’s Minnesota

What a night! The 28th annual Star Gala was a record-breaking success thanks to attendees, supporters of Children’s Minnesota, and especially the presenting sponsor, APi Group, Inc.

In one evening, this premier event brought in a grand total of $2.3 million to support the genomic medicine program at Children’s. In Star Gala’s nearly 30-year history, this event has raised more than $26 million for the most critical programs and services at Children’s.

When it comes to some illnesses, there can be a lot of unanswered questions — especially for kids born with genetic conditions. Children’s Minnesota is home to the largest genomic medicine program in the region, seeing more than 2,500 children and teens every year and specializing in diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of genetic conditions.

Unfortunately, the groundbreaking test used to diagnose these conditions is expensive, and insurance doesn’t cover this for families in Children’s care. Those in attendance at this year’s Star Gala heard from the Koch family about their care experience at Children’s and their journey with the genomic medicine team.

Gifts of any size make a big difference. By donating, you help ensure critically ill children can get life-changing care and genetic test results in days, not months. Even if you missed this year’s event, you can still make an impact. Make a gift today.

Star Gala 2020 will be held on Saturday, April 18, at the Historic Milwaukee Road Depot in downtown Minneapolis. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or buying a table, please contact Kiirsten Conzemius with the Children’s Minnesota Foundation at 952-992-5513.