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Fundraisers have been announced for three Oahu residents facing large medical bills:

>> A spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday for Honolulu resident Patrick Gates, 42, who underwent a successful liver transplant in April 2010. The dinner will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1516 Kewalo St. in Makiki. Admission is $20 for people 12 and older, $10 for those 6 to 11 and free for those 5 and younger. There will be a silent auction.

Donations can be made at Gates’ Web page can be found under “Patients We Help.” Contributions can be mailed to the National Foundation for Transplants’ Hawaii Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Note “In Honor of Patrick Gates” on the check.

Contact Jimmy Hutcherson at 521-3500 or

>> A fundraiser will be held Saturday for Harlyne Caruso, 49, a Kaiser Permanente nurse anesthetist who has acute lymphocytic leukemia. Project Shine is organizing the “Hearts for Harlyne” event at Pearl Ultra Lounge at Ala Moana Center from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment with a deejay and live and silent auctions. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Hawaii Bone Marrow Registry and to raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors of all ethnic backgrounds.

Tickets are $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door. To get tickets, contact, or Celia Moore at 597-0657. People who wish to donate auction items may call Moore.

>> A benefit concert will be held Nov. 12 for Kea Davis-Milo, 33, a Makakilo resident and professional singer who will have vascular surgeries on the mainland in November for Moyamoya disease, a rare disease that affects blood vessels in the brain. The concert, “An Extension of Life,” will be from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Waterfront at Aloha Tower. Groups include Ekolu, Neisian Nine and Natural Vibes.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 pre-sale at Hawaiian Island Creations and Donations can be made at or to the Friends for Kea Davis-Milo Fund at any Bank of Hawaii branch. To donate an item for a prize giveaway at the concert, call 744-8769 or email

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