Manhattan Hosts 5th Annual Cattle Baron's Ball

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Nearly 400 people were on hand Saturday evening for the 5th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball.

The event helps fund the American Cancer Society and programs aimed at prevention and early detection.

A portion of money raised through the event will benefit Hope Lodge, a “home away from home” for cancer patients and their caregivers.

"Like we like to say, it’s a party with a purpose," said Event Chair Sonya Bradley. "But I always say cancer doesn’t discriminate; there’s no marker for cancer. So no matter what race or social class you’re in or anything like that, everybody is affected by cancer. So this is an event that can include everyone in the community."

The night featured entertainment by Travis Marvin, gourmet cuisine donated by some of the Manhattan area’s favorite restaurants, and an auction featuring items valued at more than $28,000.

To date, the Flint Hills area Cattle Baron’s Balls has raised nearly $300,000.