Enticing items, a grateful message from the Brooks family and a night of bountiful bidding resulted in $760,000 raised in support of the Seattle Ronald McDonald House and those families who call it home. Held at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on October 13, the 24th Annual RMHC Gala featured both a silent and live auction, including a Raise the Paddle appeal that raised a record $275,000. Seattle Seahawks General Manager John Schneider and his wife Traci, the 2012 Honorary Gala Chairs, set a gracious and cheerful tone for the evening with Bill Wixey emceeing the live auction alongside auctioneer Jeff Stokes. Thank you to all the auction item donors, bidders and volunteers for truly making a difference in the lives of families with seriously ill children.

For more information about the Ronald McDonald House Charities please visit http://rmhcseattle.org