Guests at the annual Be the Match Foundation gala at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while meandering through a vast silent auction.

After dinner, guests were introduced to Thor Forte, 6, who is awaiting a marrow transplant as he fights sickle cell anemia.

The foundation serves those in need of a second chance at life through marrow transplants. Funds raised provide assistance and support to patients, donors and families who need lifesaving transplants.