Tennessee Medical Association Raises $10,000 To Benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation and The Fight Against Alzheimer’s


Knoxville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) hosted a charity gala benefitting The Pat Summitt Foundation and the fight against Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday, April 26, as part of its 179th Annual Convention held at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin. The event raised $10,212 for the Foundation through ticket proceeds and a silent auction, and featured a comedy routine by comedian and native Tennessean Henry Cho. 

Patrick Wade, director of The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, expressed appreciation to the TMA, the physicians and other health care professionals for the contribution.  “On behalf of our co-founders, Pat & Tyler Summitt, and the Foundation’s leadership, we are excited to have this visible support of our work in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by the Tennessee medical community. The $10,000 raised will help to fund research grants and services for patients and caregivers,” said Wade.  

According to TMA officials, MedTenn 2014 brought together approximately 250 physicians, medical practice managers and other healthcare professionals who gathered from across the state. The convention events included a number of continuing medical education and professional networking opportunities plus entertainment events highlighted by the charity gala.  

“Raising funds for the Pat Summitt Foundation was a highlight of our 2014 annual meeting. The medical community recognizes how much our society has to learn about Alzheimer’s disease, and our members were eager to contribute to the cause. TMA supports the Foundation and its important work. We Back Pat,” said TMA CEO Russ Miller.

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