(June Bonasera photo)

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Tickets for this year’s Tough Enough Gala are on sale now! The Gala will be held at 5 p.m. on March 22, 2014, at the Fremont Center of the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.

The Tough Enough Gala, formerly known as the Cattle Baron’s Ball, will be the same spirited event it has been in previous years, honoring cancer survivors and community members and raising money for local efforts.

New PictureNew this year is a Fountain of Hope, a fully-functioning concrete fountain. Gold coins can be purchased to toss into the fountain; and one lucky winner will win the Grand Prize.

As in past years, four cancer heroes will be recognized. Silent and live auction items will be up for grabs as well!

Tickets are $50 per person and are available at Help for Health Hospice. Help for Health is located at 716 College View Drive Suite B. Seating is limited.

Of the Gala’s proceeds, 100 percent stays in Fremont County, benefitting the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund and the Help for Health van.

About Tough Enough Assistance:

Tough Enough provides up to $1,000 per person for help with bills and other expenses while they battle cancer. From January through November 2013 Tough Enough has paid $19,512.99 in utility bills, $2,750.08 in insurance costs, $18,839.16 in home mortgages/rent, $23,236 in travel/expenses and $14,096.78 in miscellaneous expenses. Assistance was provided to 55 individuals from Riverton, 24 from Lander, 10 from Ethete/Fort Washakie, 6 from Kinnear/Pavillion, 5 from Dubois, 2 from Arapahoe/St. Stephens and 2 from Shoshoni.

About the Help for Health Van:

From January through October 2013 the bus has traveled 68,051 miles between Fremont County and Casper, carrying 967 passengers for treatment. 514 trips were made by Riverton residents, 301 from Lander, 102 from Campbell’s Corner, 17 from Hudson, and 33 from Shoshoni. This bus plays a vital part in helping people with their treatment as most people need to make multiple trips per week. Saving the patients and their families valuable time and the expense of travel.

Spirited bidding raised a total of $115,000 at the event. (June Bonasera photo)

Spirited bidding at last year’s event. (June Bonasera photo)