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Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

WestCare supporters vie for ‘Disco King and Queen’

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Six professionals are hoping to be crowned Disco King and Queen, based on donations they collect for the MedWest-Harris & Swain Foundation as part of the Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year – “That ‘70s Gala,” an evening of dancing, dining and a silent auction.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel Event Center in Cherokee.

The money the Disco King and Queen candidates are raising will be used along with other Gala proceeds to renovate MedWest-Harris’ mother and baby suites. Through the years, the event has raised funds to provide free mammograms to underserved women in Jackson and Swain counties and to purchase equipment like a digital mammography system and laboratory and nuclear medicine technology.

People can vote or donate by calling the individual contestant.

This year’s Disco King candidates are:

Howard D. Allman, the owner of Nationwide Insurance in Sylva. 828.586.2923.

Jim Miller, associate vice chancellor for development at Western Carolina University. 828.227.7124.

Charles H. Toledo, a pediatrician with WNC Pediatric and Adolescent Care in Sylva. 828.586.9642.

The Disco Queen candidates are:

Currie Custer, a dermatologist with Current Dermatology and Ob/Gyn in Sylva. 828.631.1852.

Katherine Trousdale, a realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Bryson City. 828.507.9766.

Patty Ward, vice president of nursing for MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain. 828.586.7100.

Reservations for “That ‘70s Gala” are $100 per person. To be a table sponsor, the cost is $1,200 for a table of 10. Checks can be sent to the MedWest-Harris & Swain Foundation, 98 Doctors Dr., Suite 315, Sylva, NC, 28779.

“That ‘70s Gala” sponsorship opportunities ranging from $350 to $10,000 are available through Aug. 3.

828.631.8924 or 828.631.8924 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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