The Khorassan Ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis was full of guests, auction items and joy as friends, supporters and patients gathered for the annual Wings of Hope dinner auction. After cocktails and browsing silent auction items, guests enjoyed dinner, listened to patients' testimonies and bid on live auction items before dancing to the Norm Ruebling Band.

As a city with a rich aviation connection, many St. Louisans support Wings of Hope and its work flying people to medical care that is not available in their hometowns. That mission to change and save lives through the power of aviation proves important to many people involved in aviation in the metro area.