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Switzer teams up with Ronald McDonald House to auction red shoes



The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City will host its fifth annual "Red Shoe Gala" Friday, Oct. 12, at the newly renovated Skirvin Hilton Hotel.

Honorary co-chairs of the event, Becky and Barry Switzer (pictured) and Ronald McDonald himself, will be present to celebrate the charity's primary fund-raiser. One special community member will receive the "Red Shoe Award" for giving his or her time, talent and treasure on behalf of RMHC.

Silent and live auctions will be followed by an evening of live music and entertainment. Tamara Gilkey, Red Shoe Gala's development director, hopes the gala will raise $110,000 this year.

All proceeds will go directly to the RMHC of Oklahoma City, which provides a welcoming retreat for families whose children are receiving medical care for various illnesses or trauma in Oklahoma City.

The Switzers said they were honored to be involved with such a generous organization and the volunteers who make it possible. It's these people who Becky Switzer said merits giving Oklahoma its nickname, "The Big Friendly."

For more information, call 424-6873 or visit their Web site. "Lauren Parajon

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