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.

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