The Whirl: UNC REX 125th Celebration Gala

UNC REX Hospital opened in 1894, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2019. To mark the milestone, UNC REX held a 125th Celebration Gala November 11 in front of the main hospital, now located at the corner of Lake Boone Trail and Blue Ridge Road. Nearly 300 sponsors and friends came together and raised more than $370,000 to help fund clinical excellence and patient assistance programs.

photographs by Brian Strickland


Ernie Bovio, Holly Bovio, Steve Burriss, Tina Burriss, Jignasa Sachar, Ravish Sachar

Audrey Galloway, Teresa Artis

Bill Hamlin, Anna Donegan, Audrey Black, Jimmy Black

Catherine Harris, Jonte Harris

Judy Ice, Fairley Bell Cook

Cindy Park, Marion McHugh, Damian McHugh, Gary Park

Bob Winston, Charles Winston, Jenny Winston, Charles Winston

Linda Blount, Florence Winston

Furman Beckwith, David Prince