The 31st annual Festival of Trees continued the tradition of celebrating the lifesaving efforts of Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.
More than $2 million was raised to support patients and families at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
Festival's contributions to Mary Bridge over the last 31 years now total more than $32 million.
Over 10,000 people attended the 2017 Festival of Trees, enjoying one of the three public days or five private celebrations.
More than 30 year-round planning committees, consisting of over 50 volunteers, attended to the preparation of the event. Some 500 volunteers worked during Festival week at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, contributing over 20,000 hours of service.
Gala attracted a crowd of 600, and generated auction revenues of $1.4 million including more than $662,500 in Fund-a-Need contributions for Where the Need Is Greatest at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.
Tinsel on the Town, was a smashing success. Tinsel's 600 guests enjoyed an exciting evening of dinner, auction, and dancing. The event raised $412,000, including a truly touching display of crowd participation during Fund-A-Need, which raised more than $190,000 for Mary Bridge's Complex Care Program at Tacoma General.
Breakfast with Santa, welcomed 330 friends and families who were treated to stories with Santa, performance by the Recess Monkey, arts and crafts, breakfast and hot cocoa, and more.