It’s the glamorous night for a good cause that always brings the best red fashions onto the, let’s say, crimson carpet. Wrapped in Red, the annual fundraiser for the Louisville chapter of The American Red Cross has an unchanging color scheme and an unwavering goal to provide disaster relief whenever and wherever it’s needed most.
It’s an organization whose mission is well-known and whose merit is unquestionable. The American Red Cross Louisville Area Chapter is known, of course, for aiding in the recovery from natural disasters, teaching lifesaving skills, offering support to our U.S. service members and their families in Kentucky and around the world, along with facilitating blood drives to assist those in need. What many don’t realize, though, is that this stalwart organization is not a government agency, but a non-profit. And it relies solely on donations of time, money and resources to support its work.
Our local Louisville chapter serves not only our city, but proudly the counties of Anderson, Bullitt, Carroll, Clark (IN), Floyd (IN), Franklin, Gallatin, Harrison (IN), Henry, Jefferson, Nelson, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington. With such a large population to serve and all of the many unknowns that face each of them, our local chapter strives to be perpetually prepared for the unexpected… which is the reason for their annual event, the Wrapped in Red Gala.
A thriving philanthropic event, the eighth annual Wrapped in Red Gala, presented by Brown-Forman, is slated for Saturday, March 10 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The signature gala for our local organization is always a night you won’t want to miss, and this year will be no exception.
So, plan your most glamorous red ensemble, slip on your dance shoes and join the hundreds of guests who gather for an evening that celebrates a successful past year while raising funds to assist in their continuing mission.
The evening starts at 6:30 p.m., when guests will mix and mingle during the cocktail hour. Then they move into the tricked-out ballroom for a delectable three-course meal, bid on spectacular silent and live auction items, and conclude with a dance party featuring The Endless Summer Band. Those who wish to forgo the sit-down dinner can purchase lounge tickets and join the festivities at 9 p.m., when guests can sip cocktails, bid on silent auction items and join the fun on the dance floor. Proceeds from the gala go directly to support their continuing efforts with community disaster relief programs.
IF YOU GO
For more information about The Red Cross and to purchase tickets to the Wrapped in Red gala, go to www.redcross.org/local/kentucky/news-events/wrapped-in-red or call (502) 561-3691.