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Metroplex hosts 24th annual Gold Star Gala

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Posted at 10:00 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 23:06:10-04

People in Central Texas are opening their wallets for a good cause. 

On Thursday, the Metroplex Health System Foundation held its 24th annual Gold Star Gala. 

For a healthy donation, people were treated with gourmet food and drinks. 

They also got the chance to participate in a silent auction and enjoy a live performance from Waco native and award-winning country music artist Holly Tucker, with all proceeds going back to the community.  

“All of the proceeds for tonight will go for a wellness center. You see we’re a hospital and we take care of people when they’re sick, but we would rather help them stay healthy,” said CEO of Metroplex Kevin Roberts.  

The new wellness center will offer a wide variety of services from health and cooking classes to help with weight loss and disease prevention and management.  

The Metroplex Foundation says they hope Thursday’s event will out-do the over $120,000 raised last year so they can begin the project as soon as possible.   

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