Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center invited the public to join them in celebrating the 17th Annual Diamonds Gala. The year’s event, entitled “Reaching for the Stars,” was held at The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel in St. Louis. The evening’s festivities included a cocktail reception followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner, raffle baskets and a live auction with fabulous prizes. The event also included the 2019 presentations of the “Naomi Judd” and the “Volunteer of the Year” awards. Master of ceremonies was Rene Knott of News Channel 5. The event's chairperson was Rochelle Henderson.