By Maggie McCauley | Photographs by Sarah Collins

WHO: Over 350 guests, including emcee Bob Pompeani, and special guests Brandi and Tyler Kennedy, Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor, James Conner, and Merril Hoge

WHAT: Guests experienced a beautiful evening filled with compassion and understanding of the impact childhood/young adult cancer has on patients, families, and the community. Over $110,000 was raised for Lending Hearts.

WHERE: Fairmont Pittsburgh

HIGHLIGHTS: It was decided that Lending Hearts Day will be February 23 every year! Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor presented Lending Hearts with an official city proclamation before presenting former University of Pittsburgh football player James Conner with the Lending Hearts Friend Award. Jamie Guerry of Covestro was also honored with the Lending Hearts Ambassador Award. — M.M.

“The Lending Hearts Gala continues to impress every year, with each new year surpassing the last in experience and size. It’s truly a must-see event!” — Maggie Maloney, Lending Hearts Gala chairwoman

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