Cowboys and Cowgirls Help Raise Money at Hope Gala

WILMINGTON -- Hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls dressed up in boots and bowties for the Fifth Annual Hope Gala at the Wilmington Hilton Riverfront on Saturday.

The event raises money for the American Cancer Society. WECT's Frances Weller was the mistress of ceremonies and lends a vital hand for cancer awareness.

The event honored a number of cancer survivors for their fight against the disease.

Organizers called the event a huge success.  They managed to raise more than $80,000 this year.

Reported by Kelli O'Hara