Denim & Diamonds: Roaring Twenties Scheduled For Feb. 22

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Chattanooga physicians and community leaders will come together at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Chattanooga Convention Center for an evening of music and food, and a celebration of healing. The event will be the ninth annual Denim and Diamonds fundraiser, which helps support the Project Access community health partnership and other community health initiatives.

The event is organized by the Chattanooga Hamilton-County Medical Society, Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, and Medical Alliance.

Denim & Diamonds: Roaring Twenties, presented by Dale Buchanan & Associates, Kindred Health and University Surgical Associates, will celebrate the decade of flappers and gangsters – the 1920s. This evening will include dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and lots of surprises. 

Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite star or icon from the 1920s.

“Every year more people say that this is one of the best events in town,” said Rae Bond, Medical Society and Foundation Executive Director.  “We look forward to Denim & Diamonds continued commitment to being a fun and exciting community event.”

This year an online auction will take place before the event to encourage community-wide participation in raising funds for Project Access. 

     

Project Access has provided $114 million in charity health care to the working poor since its inception in April 2004. Since the program began, more than 12,000 individuals have been evaluated for eligibility. Each month an average of 400 patients are actively receiving care or finalizing enrollment. Those who do not qualify for the program are referred to other appropriate community resources and programs.

“Project Access is helping people get back on their feet, return to work, and often obtain their own health insurance again,” Mrs. Bond said. “The funds we raise at Denim & Diamonds support this work so that we can continue to help as many people as we can.”

The event is open to the public. Table sponsorships are available starting at $1,000. Individual tickets are $100. To purchase your table or tickets, call the Medical Society at 622-2872.


Sponsorship opportunities, including exclusive sponsorships, are available ranging from $500 to $7,500. Opportunities include exclusive sponsorships of activities and events. For more information, contact Kevin Lusk at 622-2872.


Denim & Diamonds: Roaring 20s is sponsored by Dale Buchanan & Associates, Kindred Health, University Surgical Associates, Henderson Hutherson & McCullough, Galen Medical Group,  Erlanger Health System, Parkridge Health System, Memorial Health Care System, Medical Personnel Services, Barnett & Company, North American Credit Services, State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company, First Tennessee, Dialysis Clinic Inc., Chattanooga Kidney Center, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, Healthspring, Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, RJ Young, BASF Corporation, Advanced Footcare, Top Flight, Thompson Engineering, North American Credit Services, CityScope Magazine, HealthScope Magazine, WDEF News 12 and  107.9 BIG FM.


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