PHOTOS: What’s red and black and raising money all over?

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Answer: The Red Tie Gala last Saturday.

ROCK SPRINGS — The Memorial Hospital Foundation’s flagship fundraiser, the Red Tie Gala, was hosted last Saturday.

Sweetwater County residents decked themselves out in red and black to rub shoulders while bidding on some high dollar items–among them a side-by-side, a vacation at Bear Lake, guns, paintings, and more.

Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Executive Director Tiffany Marshall said she anticipates that they surpassed last year’s total, which was just over $120,000.

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The gala was raising money for a few specific causes, such as wireless fetal monitors for the hospital’s Labor and Delivery Unit. These would allow the patients to walk the room rather than being tethered to the current non-wireless units.

Secondly, the foundation is raising dollars for a new 3D mammography machine, which Marshall said is a better way to detect breast cancer earlier.

“It’s a pricey machine, around $200,000,” said Marshall.

Finally, the gala raised money for general needs, which can be used for any special need arising in the future.

 

To read more about the wager between the Sweetwater County Commissioners and the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, see the full story here.