Everyone loves to get dressed up for a night on the town, especially when it's for a good cause. This event makes a perfect date night for couples of every age.

A Toast to Life Gala is Thursday, October 17 at Eastbank Venue (formerly Smulekoff's) in downtown Cedar Rapids.

The event is a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa.

Donations from the Toast to Life Gala help provide support and hope to families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related life-threatening diseases.

The evening begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. followed by a beer and wine tasting, dinner, a silent auction, and live entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online.

For those who wish to support MDA of Iowa but cannot make it to the gala, donations are always welcome.