WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University will present the 17th annual Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 18.

This year’s beneficiary is Jean Auman, who has worked in the university’s Business Office for the past 20 years. Auman was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of cancer and has recently finished her radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Proceeds from the dance and silent auction will help Auman and her family with travel and medical expenses.

The benefit has become an annual student tradition since its start in 2001 in honor of Taylor Richmond, son of Saint Mary’s staff member Nikki Richmond. Each year this event benefits someone in need who has ties to the Saint Mary’s community. Although Taylor passed away in 2014, his memory lives on at Saint Mary’s.

The dance, featuring music by the Johnny Holm Band, will be held in the gymnasium. Ticket prices are $15 per person. To purchase tickets or make a donation, go to TRBD17.eventbrite.com. Dance tickets will also be available at the door. T-shirts and hoodies are also available.

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