To celebrate the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota’s 40th year, hundreds flocked to downtown St. Paul’s Great Hall for the Lupus Food, Wine & Brew Classic.

The event featured treats from restaurants, craft breweries and wineries, plus live and silent auctions.

Robyne Robinson, former KMSP-TV anchor, hosted the event, and shared stories about her own challenges and triumphs living with lupus.

All funds raised from the night go toward the foundation’s work to help those affected by the chronic autoimmune disease.