Suneel’s Light Foundation will present its annual charity gala, “A Night to Shine 2013,” from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Hotel @ the Lafayette, 391 Washington St.

Celebrity guest stars will be on hand for an evening offering food, cocktails and music.

Auctions and raffles will include items from the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, as well as from restaurants, shops and companies in Western New York that support Suneel’s Light Foundation.

The nonprofit foundation raises money for research that is intended to lead to a cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and it is named for Suneel Ram, a Williamsville teenager.

Tickets are $75, or $135 per couple, in advance; $80, or $135 per couple, at the door. To purchase tickets or to make a donation, visit, or call 504-5761.