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.