Guests of the Affinia Healthcare “Boldly Inspired” Starburst Gala enjoyed a cocktail hour, which included hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, before entering the beautiful Stifel Theater for dinner. Rene Knott of KSDK 5 On Your Side, welcomed guests before Yvonne Buhlinger, Tondaleria Curry and Dr. Catherine Moore spoke. After dinner, Dr. Alan Freeman, president and CEO, gave an address to attendees, followed by a special performance by the Washington University Amateurs, a live auction and a VIP After Party featuring The Stingers STL.

The Affinia Healthcare Foundation raises funds to support the mission of Affinia Healthcare to help secure the financial resources for unmet healthcare needs in the St. Louis region. In 2018, Affinia Healthcare served more than 43,300 patients of whom 94% had incomes at or below the federal poverty level.