PHOENIX - The Phoenix Cancer Support Network's fourth annual fundraiser and gala looked a little different this year.
A socially distant group gathered at the Chateau Luxe while other guests bid on a silent auction online.
Setup started earlier in the week, and even though much of the action was virtual, there was still a lot of work to be done.
"This is kind of the first virtual gala that I have seen, so it's really exciting to be a part of it," said on participant. "I think going forward we will definitely start to see more of these virtual/hybrid events where you have a smaller group and you also stream it."
Streaming was a group effort.
"PTSN was founded four years ago in honor of my sister Annie, who passed away from a really rare type of bone cancer called Ewing's sarcoma," said founder Jenny Martin.
Martin says that now more than ever, there is a need for support and a need to find a way for donors to feel sfae so cancer patients and their families can feel the same way.
"There are a lot of amazing cancer organzations here in the Valley and across the country that help a lot of people, but what we have realized is that there are a lot of gaps in those services - so what we do is we fill in those gaps," said Martin.
Bidding in the silent online auction runs through midnight Aug. 16.