Caregivers Learn How to Cope and Hope

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Caregivers Learn How to Cope and Hope
Spring “Caring & Coping” Training Seminar Sees Highest Turnout Ever
If there is one person who can make caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s
disease easier to bear, it may be Teepa Snow. During the Alzheimer’s Association’s
spring workshop for family and professional caregivers, the packed room practically
breathed a sigh of relief as she unraveled and explained some of the biggest
challenges in care when it comes to this
disease. During a break, one woman even asked
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Teepa, “Where have you been?”
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Collegeside Church of Christ,
Cookeville
Snow, an occupational therapist with nearly
three decades of experience in geriatric care,
talked many bewildered participants through
Thursday, November 5, 2009
the affects of the environment on someone
First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge
with dementia plus how to recognize pain
Thursday, November 12, 2009
and intervene. She also taught them how
First Baptist Church of Sevierville
to laugh. By the end of the day, the more
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than 200 attendees who had been “on their
toes” because of Snow’s interactive style had
developed a new understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and how to cope.
Caregivers watched and then
practiced
how to help a person with Alz
heimer’s
eat and drink.
2009 Knoxville Regional Memory Walk Breaks Records!
Thank you corporate sponsors, walkers, planning
committee members, and volunteers for a recordbreaking Memory Walk!
Despite tough times for many East Tennessee families
and businesses, volunteers with the 2009 Knoxville
Regional Memory Walk made major strides forward in
the effort to fund research, support, and education for
Alzheimer’s disease.
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details on Fall
Corporate sponsors, walkers,
and volunteers from Knox,
Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock,
and Union Counties helped
raise $165,195!
That exceeds last year’s
total of $163,112. Additionally,
an anonymous donor has
agreed to donate $1 for every
$100 raised by walkers.
More than 900 people
A record number of
dedicated volunteers
participated!
stepped forward on
behalf of thousands of individuals, families, and
friends living with Alzheimer’s disease in East
Tennessee during the 2009 Knoxville Regional
Memory Walk on April 18.
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2270 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 202 l Knoxville TN 37919 l (865) 544-6288
135 B Pigeon Road l Cookeville, TN 38506 l (931) 526-8010
Alzheimer’s Association
Eastern Tennessee Chapter
Take Your First Step
in the Fight
Against Alzheimer’s
Knoxville Office
Phone: 865.544.6288
Fax: 865.544.6249
Cumberland Plateau Office
Phone: 931.526.8010
Fax: 931.526.8011
Staff
Janice Wade -Whitehead,
Executive Director
[email protected]
Carolyn Jensen, Development Director
[email protected]
Milton McCammon, Director
of Finance and Operations
[email protected]
Linda Johnson, Assistant Director of Programs
linda. [email protected]
Debbie Kinnard,
Associate Development Director
[email protected]
Amanda Barlow,
Cumberland Plateau Regional Coordinator
[email protected]
Kay Watson, Director of PR/ Special Projects
[email protected]
Steve Coker, Special Projects Coordinator
[email protected]
Bobby Fields, Program Coordinator
[email protected]
Paula Marsh, Project Assistant
[email protected]
Michelle Sullivan, Project Assistant
[email protected]
Angela McMullen, Program Supervisor,
Howard Circle of Friends
[email protected]
Wendy Harpst, Program Assistant,
Howard Circle of Friends
[email protected]
Judith Winters, Program Supervisor,
Senior’s Day Out at Trinity Hills
Sarah Jellicorse, Program Assistant,
Senior’s Day Out at Trinity Hills
Board of Directors
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
Asst. Treasurer
Robyn Jarvis Askew
Jo Blalock
Starr Bragg
Teresa Catron, MD
John H. Coleman
(Honorary Board Member)
Monica K. Crane, MD
Becky Dodson, LSCW
Mary Lyn Goodman
Thomas “Tank” Strickland
Roberta Simmons
Roger Gribble
Stan Boling
John Dougherty, Jr., MD
Robin Gibson
Sylvia Lacey
Faye Langley
Evelyn McNamara, BBA,
Lea Ann Patrizio
David Randal Seale, MD
Cecilia Whittington
Fall is not so far away – especially for volunteers
looking forward to East Tennessee’s four upcoming
Memory Walks. Individuals and Teams vying to win TOP
fundraising titles are busy throughout East Tennessee
and the Cumberland Plateau. Team up with your friends,
families and co-workers to take part in the largest
national fundraising event for Alzheimer’s disease
support programs.
5 County Memory Walk- August 29
(Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Roane & Scott Counties)
Oak Ridge Civic Center
Cumberland Plateau Memory Walk September 12
(Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Pickett,
Putnam, Van Buren, & White Counties)
Tennessee Tech Campus Quad
Smoky Mountain Memory Walk - October 17
(Sevier, Cocke, Hamblen, & Jefferson Counties)
Pigeon Forge High School
Kickoff -Thursday, August 6-Wilderness at the Smokies
Foothills Memory Walk - October 24
(Blount, Loudon, & Monroe Counties)
Maryville College
Kickoff -Thursday, August 13-Airport Hilton
Knoxville Regional Memory Walk April 2010
Pre-register and raise $50 to earn a Memory
Walk t-shirt. Visit www.alz.org/tn or call
865.544.6288 for more information on other
incentives and how you can participate.
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WBIR-TV’s Beth Haynes and Ed Rupp – Celebrities for the Cause
– joined sponsors, top fundraisers and volunteers to learn about
their success at the annual Appreciation Lunch on Wednesday,
June 24 at Calhoun’s on the River. Every VIF (Very Important
Fundraiser) enjoyed lunch while the top individuals and teams
were announced.
Individual Prize Winners:
Individual Youth Prize
Winners:
1st Deanna Haney
2nd Faun Norton
3rd Sue Large
4th Nancy Dettmering
1st Savannah Ivey (14)
2nd Patty Yann (16)
Team Prize Winners:
Making Memories
Top Youth Team Prize Winner:
1st Sigma Kappa Sorority
2nd Shannondale Healthcare Center
3rd Dream Makers
Honorable Mention:
Arbor Terrace
Team Spirit Award
Winner:
Shannondale
Top 10 Fundraising Individuals
Individual
Amount
Savannah Ivey (Youth) $ 6,336.00
Deana Haney
$ 4,590.00
Faun Norton
$ 3,027.00
Sue Large
$ 2,340.00
Nancy Dettmering
$ 2,160.00
Joan Paynter-Bandy
Patty Yann (Youth)
Cindy Bayless
Paulette Beaulieu
Lauren Hall
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$16,790.74 Shannondale
$ 9,650.99 Dream Makers
$ 7,823.00 Arbor Terrace
$ 7,778.91 Making Memories (Youth) $ 7,156.00 Mercy Health Partners
$ 4,811.00 Covenant Health
$ 4,351.38 Elmcroft of West Knoxville$ 4,168.74 Paynter/Talbott Clan
$ 3,230.00 Hillcrest Healthcare
$ 1,856.73 1,875.00
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Kathy Coffey
Savannah Ivey
Mary White
Rhonda Watson & Bridgette Scott
Lauren Hall & Rebecca Lane
2010 Mascot:
Joan Paynter-Bandy
“Zoe” -$1,300
Sarah Hatcher
Owner: Jamie Huffman
2009 NATIONAL PLATINUM TEAMS
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(Hillcrest Healthcare South team
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Community Outreach
LEAVE A LEGACY
BEYOND YOUR LIFETIME
Plan Your Future & Help Fight
Alzheimer’s
Consider leaving a legacy of support by
making a planned gift to the Alzheimer’s
Association. Planned gifts allow you to
combine your charitable giving goals
with your estate and financial planning
goals. Your gift will provide lasting benefits
through our Alzheimer’s research program
and community care and support programs
The Isaacs to Perform
Benefit Concert
Planned giving for all income levels
Planned giving arrangements are feasible for
donors of all income levels. Gifts vary from
a simple will bequest to arrangements that
help you maintain financial independence
through favorable income and tax-saving
benefits.
Bequests through wills and trusts
Opportunities include gifts from a will
bequest, living trust, charitable gift annuity,
charitable life income trust, retirement plan,
life insurance and real estate. Please contact
Director of Development Carolyn Jensen
at 865.544.6288 or [email protected]
for more information to guide you in your
planned giving.
How your gift will be used
You can be assured that your gift will help
increase Alzheimer’s Association resources
to move us toward our vision of a world
without Alzheimer’s while providing support
and assistance to person with Alzheimer’s
disease, their families and care partners
Planned Giving Council
If you would like to be involved with the
planned giving council or know someone
who has expertise and interest in the area,
please give us a call. We are eager to
speak to groups about planned giving for
Alzheimer’s and to let people know about
the different approaches that are available to
support Alzheimer’s in the future.
For more information contact Carolyn
Jensen at 865-544-6288 ext 230.
Bluegrass Gospel Country Group
Expected to Sell Out Knoxville’s Bijou
Join us for a memorable evening of music dedicated to East
Tennessee families facing Alzheimer’s disease. The Isaacs will
take the stage to benefit the Eastern Tennessee Chapter of
the Alzheimer’s Association on Thursday, September 3, 2009.
For more than three decades, this group has been touring,
thrilling audiences, and presenting their ministry in song.
They have a unique style that marries bluegrass harmonies
and instrumentation with modern southern gospel lyrics.
The Isaacs are well-known
Save the Date!
for their professionallyarranged acoustic bluegrass Thursday, September 3, 2009
gospel music, with excellent 7:30 p.m.
vocal harmony and superb
The Bijou Theatre
instrumental prowess
803 S Gay Street
Based out of LaFollette, The Knoxville, TN 37902
Isaacs is a group made up of
family members Lily Isaacs, her
son Ben Isaacs and her daughters Sonya Isaacs and Rebecca
Isaacs Bowman (Becky) as well as John Bowman. They travel
with their band in a 45 ft. home on wheels well over 200
days each year. They appear in all types of venues from
small country churches to bluegrass festivals to large arenas.
They have won multiple awards and they make regular
appearances on the Grand Ole Opry as well as Bill Gaither’s
Homecoming tour.
The Alzheimer’s Association greatly appreciates the
generosity of the supporters who are making this
event possible.
Call the Bijou Theatre at (865) 522-0832
for tickets and prices!
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Community Outreach
Alzheimer’s Awareness Night
at Smokies Ballpark
Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 7:15 pm
Take a Swing at Alzheimer’s!
Join us, dressed in purple,
for an evening of fun and fireworks at the ballpark,
as the Smokies play the Jacksonville Suns.
Buy your tickets now from the Alzheimer’s Association!
Tickets are $10 each
(The Alzheimer’s Association will receive a portion of proceeds from tickets purchased
directly from the organization through Thursday, August 6.)
Visit www.alz.org/tn to order online.
www.alz.org/tn
865-544-6288
Fill out and detach the bottom, then return it along with your money to the
Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern Tennessee Chapter
2270 Sutherland Ave., Ste 202, Knox ville, TN 37919 / Fax: 865.544.6249
(Please make checks payable to the Alzheimer’s Association)
*Pre-paid tickets can be picked up before the game at the
Alzheimer’s will-call table located outside the stadium.
Name (tickets listed under @ will-call):_______________________________
Number of Tickets paid for:_________________________________________
Phone Number:__________________________________________________
Email:__________________________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________
Volunteer Ticket Agent Name: _______________________________________
Memory Walk Team:____________ __________________________________
Circle appropriate Memory Walk: 5 County Foothills Smoky Cumberland Knox
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Community Outreach
5th
Annual
Thirty teams hit the green for the Fifth Annual Memory
Links Golf Classic on Friday, May 22, 2009 at Egwani Farms
Golf Course in Rockford. Because of severe storms and heavy
rain, the tournament was rescheduled from its original May 8 date
(the traditional Friday before Mother’s Day). As our nation paused this
past Memorial Day to think about those who have served and sacrificed,
tournament golfers began their holiday weekend playing in honor of those
who are battling or have fought Alzheimer’s disease.
Fore! The Golf Ball Drop took flight and Blanche Crowe won
$2,500! Buyers purchased $10 chances in hopes that their golf ball
would fall in the hole or closest to it. Scenic Helicopter Tours dropped
3,000 balls for the raffle, which aired on WBIR’s “Live at Five - At Four”
program LIVE! Beth Haynes interviewed Dane Bradshaw about the
drop and the day.
With the tremendous support
of sponsors, the tournament
raised more than $44,000.
Women’s Division Winners
Robin Banner. Maggie Breeding, Bobbie
Brooks, and Sadonna Price won First Place in
the first-ever Women’s Division. The Second
Place Team included Billye Anderton, Missy
Corcoran, Dr. Mac, and Lisa Franks.
Men’s Division Winners
The First Place Men’s Division team pictured
above included Scott Gaha, Betty Clark, Leigh
Garrett, and Matt Garrett. Mark Arwood, Dan
Fleming, Mike Kitts, Keith Maner played on
the Second Place Team.
Mens Closest to Pin: Jeff Zollar
Mark Your Calendars
Plan to golf and do your
Mother’s Day shopping at
MemoryLinks Golf Classic
2010! Tentavily scheduled
for May 7th, 2010
Ladies Closest to Pin: Shelia Whitehead
Long Drive: Robin Banner
Putting contest:
1st Place Howie Johnson
2nd Place Vonnie Oaks 2
Former UT Basketball Player Dane Bradshaw,
WBIR-TV Sports Director Steve Phillips, and B97.5
Programming Director Jeff Jarnigan served as Celebrity
Hosts and Honorary Chairpersons, making this
tournament a “Round to Remember.”
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For more information on becoming a sponsor
for the 2010 MemoryLinks Golf Classic,
contact Carolyn Jensen at 865.544.6288 ext
230 or [email protected]
Community Outreach
Alstom Power Golfs and
Gives $30,000
Company’s charity tournament raises record
amount for the Alzheimer’s Association
Employees of ALSTOM Power, Inc. selected the Eastern
Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as the
non-profit organization to benefit from the company’s
annual golf tournament. President Jim Yann shared how
his mother-in-law suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, just
before presenting the largest donation ever generated by
the charity tournament. Despite tough economic times,
participants raised a record $30,000. The Alzheimer’s
Association greatly appreciates ALSTOM Power’s
generosity and their employees’ support.
participants have raised anywhere from $20,000 to
almost $30,000. This year about 160 golfers hit the green
and had a chance to learn a little about Alzheimer’s
prevention during the lunchtime check presentation.
Several people expressed interest in learning more about
the disease and how to volunteer for the Alzheimer’s
Association.
History
In-house attorney Kristi Bennett nominated the
Alzheimer’s Association, sharing with colleagues that
her grandmother had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
At least 344 employees had the opportunity to vote on
Kristi’s nomination, along with nominations for other
charities, and the Alzheimer’s Association received the
most votes! ALSTOM Power’s Human Resources Manager
Jane Richards said she was shocked by the number of
people who voted for the Alzheimer’s Association, adding
that she just didn’t realize how many people’s lives are
touched by this disease.
Alstom Power Background:
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power
generation and sets the benchmark for innovative and
environmentally conscious technologies. The company
designs, manufactures and supplies a comprehensive
range of state-of-the-art products and systems for the
power generation and industrial markets. This includes
gas, coal, nuclear, wind and hydro power. For more
information: http://www.power.alstom.com
Details
The Saturday, June 13 tournament at Dead Horse Lake
Golf Course in West Knoxville was a private event for
ALSTOM Power’s employees and vendors. In past years,
HONOR SOMEONE
RECOGNIZE A SPECIAL OCCASION
MAKE A LASTING TRIBUTE
honored to : Alzheimer’s Association, 2270 Sutherland
Ave., Ste 202 , Knoxville 37919.
A donation to the Eastern TN Chapter of Alzheimer’s
Association is a wonderful way to remember or honor
an individual, as well as mark a special occasion. Please
send your contribution and reason for donation, along
with a contact name and address for the individual
A personalized tribute card will be sent to the
individual being honored or to the family of the
person being memorialized. The donor will receive an
acknowledgment of the donation as well.
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Community Outreach
Team Captain’s Corner
Fashion for Charity
Thursday, July 30; 3-4:30 p.m.
Please Support our Memory Walk Teams
Homewood Residence at Deane Hill
401 Catherine Mcauley Way, Knoxville, TN 37919
WBIR-TV regular guest Judy Gardner will present the
hottest styles from her summer fashion collection
courtesy of her store The Silk Purse. Strike a pose to
benefit the Alzheimer’s Association!
More than 250 teams make up the heart and soul of
our five Chapter Memory Walks. Many of these families,
facilities, and businesses raise money year-round to
ensure they reach their fundraising goals by the time
they cross the finish line. By supporting them – you
are contributing to the cause and the Alzheimer’s
Association’s ability to educate, support and
promote research.
(Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. For reservations and
information, call Dawn McBride at (865) 690-4070 by July 28.)
Old Bags & Tea
Tuesday, August 4; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Annual Tasters’ Luncheon
Church of Christ, 129 S. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood
Courthouse Plaza 2nd Floor Dining Room;
Adjacent to Citizen National Bank’s Main Office
200 Forks of the River Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862
A sampling of good country cookin’ for a good cause
at a cost of $6 per plate. The Bridge at Rockwood Team
tradition! (Pay at the door.)
Join us for a silent auction of gently used, designer brand
handbags to support a great cause and your closet.
Tickets: $10, includes lunch and door prize drawing.
(Contact Sandy Moore Langley or Arlene Foust at
865.354.3366 for more information )
(Contact Stephanie Flatt for tickets or more information: [email protected]
cnbtn.com or 865.429.7595)
Wednesday, August 19; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Spirit Nights @ Cookeville Chick-fil-A
Yard Sale
1370 Interstate Drive, Cookeville
Moo-ve to End Alzheimer’s! Stop by and mention the
Alzheimer’s Association on the above evenings and
Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of your bill.
3231 Old Knoxville Highway, Maryville, TN
Buyers name their price at this fundraiser hosted by
“Mary’s Angels,” a family-backed Youth Team. Choose
from donated toys, name brand clothing, and tons
of furniture – then decide how much you’d like to
contribute to the cause in exchange for your item.
Saturday, August 15; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 30, August 3 & 27, Sept. 3; 5-8 p.m.
(Plus, register to win a year of FREE Chick-fil-A. Be there for
the Drawing at the Sept. 12 Memory Walk!)
*Feature your Memory Walk fundraising event here! Submit your fundraising event now, and we will
include the first five submissions in December’s Holiday Newsletter.
2009
Knoxville Regional Memory Walk
PRESENTING SPONSORS
MAJOR SPONSORS
THANK YOU
SPONSORS!
BENEFACTOR & PATRON SPONSORS
BENEFACTORS
Morning Pointe of Lenoir City
Walgreens • Wal-Mart Stores (Turkey Creek)
The Pat Scruggs
Family
PATRONS
Geriatric Assessment Program
Assisted Living &
Alzheimer’s Care
Senior’s Day Out
at Trinity Hills
In Halls and
West Knoxville
Hearts at Work
MEDIA SPONSORS
Homewood Residence
at Deane Hill
Allstate – Lonnie Jones Insurance Agency
• Arbor Terrace • Atria Weston Place
• Bertelkamp Automation Inc.• Comfort Keepers
• Commissioner Thomas (Tank) Strickland
• Courtyards Senior Living of Knoxville
• Covenant Philips Lifeline • Crossroads Christian Church
• East TN Personal Care Services • Jarnigan Mortuary
• Parkview West & Fountain City • Pilot Club of Knoxville
• Priority Healthcare • Representative Joe Armstrong
• Ridgeview Terrace • Senator Tim Burchett
• Standard Kitchen & Bath • SunTrust Bank
• The Trust Company • Unity Mortuary
• Visiting Angels, Living Assistance Services
• White Realty
Nationally presented by
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Community Outreach
of thousands of dollars and repeatedly claim the title of top
fundraising Memory Walk Team.
Longtime Volunteer Named
Eastern Tennessee’s
“2009 Caring Spirit”
“Yes, those girls deserve the credit, but Faun Norton
has been with them every step of the way,” fellow
Sigma Kappa alum and UT Director of Development Susie
Garner explained. “Faun was initiated into Sigma Kappa in 1946,
and she took her lifetime membership very seriously. She’s kept
the sisters of Sigma Kappa on the straight and narrow. She’s
provided a shoulder to cry on, lent them pieces of her silver
for recruitment events, offered motherly advice, and made
countless home-cooked meals.”
Blount County resident Faun Norton “speechless”
about special award
Her brother nicknamed her “Radio” because she talked and
talked and you couldn’t turn her off. But Faun Norton of Blount
County will tell you
that he also listened
to everything she had
to say – and he’s not
alone. For nearly two
decades, Faun has
been volunteering for
the Eastern Tennessee
Chapter of the
Alzheimer’s Association,
telling anyone and
everyone to get
involved in the fight against the disease that took her mother.
Yet Faun was advocating for the cause long before Alzheimer’s
disease claimed her mother’s memories.
Faun admitted she even “laundered money” to help the girls,
after the bills and change they collected while canning before
a VOLS home football game became soaked. About $3,500 was
“sopping wet” – and Faun says it took three days for the bills to
dry. On another rainy game day, one of the sorority members
called and woke Faun up to ask whether the group should
follow through on plans to collect money, even though it was
raining.
“I asked her, ‘Are you going to the
ball game? Yes? Well then, you
better get out there and do your
best,’” Faun recalled, laughing. “I’ve
had so much fun with all of it.”
In honor of her tremendous dedication and tireless
contribution to the individuals and families forever changed
by Alzheimer’s, Faun has been named the 2009 Caring Spirit by
the Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Caring Spirit Award is given annually to an individual or
individuals who epitomize the spirit of compassionate care
for lives touched by Alzheimer’s disease. Faun’s involvement
in the organization as a key volunteer, past board member,
and Memory Walk Chairperson more than qualifies her for the
special recognition.
“I do want to issue
a challenge: Get out
there and get that
‘warm glow effect’
and start working for
this great cause.”
Faun thanked her husband Jack
for his support of her work for the
Alzheimer’s Association. She also credited her father Rhonda
DeLozier – who was active in politics. Faun noted that her late
mother Rose DeLozier was “a pillar of the community” and a
role model for her activism.
Faun said she never dreamed her own mother would suffer
from the disease her sorority had chosen to fight on a national
level. Shortly after learning her mother had Alzheimer’s disease,
she met Executive Director Janice Wade-Whitehead on an
airplane. Faun made the decision then to become involved in
Memory Walk, the organization’s signature fundraiser. Since
then, she’s exercised boundless energy and effort to encourage
youth and adults alike to become philanthropists.
“When I first got involved in the Memory Walks, I truly
thought she worked for the Alzheimer’s Association,”
Board President Mary Lyn Goodman explained to guests at a
recent reception held at Alcoa’s Green Meadow Country Club in
Faun’s honor. “Now I realize she does work for the organization.
She’s just not employed there.”
“For once, I’m speechless,” Faun said upon receiving
the Caring Spirit award. “I’ve been blessed with many
awards – I’ll soon be 82 years old. But this is the most
special I’ve ever received.
Faun taught at Alcoa High School for 40 of her 47 years as a
teacher. She has since recruited former students to volunteer
and work for the Alzheimer’s Association, including Paula
Marsh. Marsh admitted studying was the last thing on her mind
until Faun “put her on the right track” back in the fall of 1957.
“I do want to issue a challenge,” Faun continued in her
usual fashion. “Get out there and get that warm glow
effect and start working for this great cause.”
“Faun is just as enthusiastic now as she was 50 years
ago,” Marsh shared.
Faun continues to influence students through her work as a
Sigma Kappa sorority alumna. The national sorority selected
the Alzheimer’s Association as its national philanthropy in
1984. Since then, Faun has coached the women involved in the
University of Tennessee Chapter of Sigma Kappa to raise tens
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Community Outreach
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Community Outreach
ROSEMARY CIRCLE MEMBERS
June 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009
The Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association gratefully
acknowledges the following donors for their generous contributions.
Platinum
($5,000 and above)
Arby’s
Jo and Sid Blalock
Perry and Janice James
Charles and Rosemary Laney
Estate of Blanche R. Taylor
Lucille S. Thompson Foundation
Gold
( $2,500 - $4,999)
Rep. Joe Armstrong
Betsey R. Bush
John H. Coleman
Silver
($1,000 - $2,499)
Helen C. Akard
Kati and Jim Blalock
Ester Brown
Clayton Family Foundation
Marjorie and Charles Congdon
Visit Us – Virtually!
www.alz.org/tn
Log onto our
website for more
information about
Community
Outreach and
Advocacy
opportunities
as well as Local
Services & Support
provided by the
Eastern Tennessee
Chapter.
Carolyn S. Cox
Commissioner Elaine Davis
Randall and Robin Gibson
Richard L. Jantz
Jennie and Andy Johnson
Terrell and Anne McWhirter
Jack and Faun Norton
John and Marla Peterson
Pilot Club of Cookeville
Bronze
($500 - $999)
Applied Computer Systems
Mildred E. Bailey
Susan Blair
Starr Bragg
T. D. Bransford
Burgin Dodge, Inc.
Jeanne Campbell
Bill and Judy Clabough
Kirk and Kathleen Copeland
Robert and Mildred Cunningham
Joe Dawson
LeAnne and John Dougherty
Douglas C. Downey
James and June Gerding
Catherine Gilreath
Mary Lyn Goodman
Norma K. Holmes
Matthew Hughes
Joe Ingram
Carolyn and Tom Jensen
Debbie and Lewis Kinnard
Drs. Edward and
Mary Luallen Nersessian
Alex P. Osmand
Terry L. Payne
Beville and Lisa Reagan
Brownlee and Kelley Reagan
Jay Robertson
Paula Smartt
Roberta Simmons
Sue Townsend
Shady Grove Baptist Church
Patty Waszak
Lynn and Penny Webb
Janice Wade and
Michael Whitehead
Nita E. Whitfield
Carla D. Wyrick
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Honorariums & Memorials
January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2009
HONORARIUMS:
BEVERLY BRASWELL
Diane Crutchfield
LILLIAN K. DAVIS
Nancy B. Munro
MARY RUTH FELKNOR
Pauline Gray
BEATRICE FORD
Spring Hill Elem. School – School of Miracles Hospitality Committee
LUCILLE FULGIERI
Lucy J. Parsons
ANNE DEAN McWHIRTER
Scott J. Farmer
FAUN NORTON
Anonymous
Doris O. Bailey
Charles & Wilma Branner
David & Betty Brannum
Rob & Liz Britt
Mike & Sherrel Buero
John & Willie Burnette
Bill & Judy Clabough
John H. Coleman
Bob & Pat DeLozier
Monica Franklin
Bill & Cathy Hammon
Nelda F. Kidd
Troye L. Linginfelter
Freddie & Paula Marsh
Mary Lou Neas
Jim Pershing
Jim & Edna Riddick
Linda C. Roberts
Hal & Dale Tallent
Janice Wade-Whitehead
Judy S. Wyrick
RALPH SHIPLEY
Helen W. Shipley
ROBERT & SHAWN TALLENT
Sherrie P. Tallent
HOPE WILLIAMS
Marilyn N. Gould
RUSSELL BAKER
Berean Class of West Park
Baptist Church-Knoxville
Friends at Chattanooga Choo Choo
Louise H. Connor
Jerelene Harber
Amy M. Kaelin
Hampton H. Newbill III
SHELDON BARKER
Elizabeth D. Mecham
Jay & Penny Shanks
LEO E. BELL
Katie & Blair Kline
GLENN BISHOP
Rick & Cindy Shepard
ARTHUR A. BLAKE
Brenda G. Ballard
Lillian M. Blake
Dr. Lynn & Georgia Blake
Dr. & Mrs. Henry Jisha
C.B. & Betty Mitchell
Sunshine Society of Tennessee
Lucile M. Tapp Chapter
CARROLL R. DOUGLAS
Alberta G. Allred
J. FREDERICK BAUMANN, JR.
Diana & Charles Atkins
Blue Rhino Corporation
Ted W. Cook, Jr.
Sarah & Arthur Garrett
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Martin
LENA CAMPBELL
Jesse S. Campbell II
JESSE S. CAMPBELL
Jesse S. Campbell II
RUTH CAPPER
Atria Weston Place
RAY BERRY
Shirley N. Berry
RUBY CARSON
Steven A. Scruggs
JEANNETTE A. BLACK
Perry & Janice James
ELEANOR CATHERS
Art Cathers
HENRY BORUFF
Fannie L. Boruff
MARJORIE CHADWICK
Gail Coker
THERESA BOWERS
Howard Bowers
LOUISE DOOLEY CHASE
Bob & Anita Christian
Citizens Nat’l. Bank, Sevierville
John H. Coleman
Mary F. Compton
The Fagan Family
First Tenn. Bank, Commercial
Banking Department
Lori L. Hays
Ed Loy
Carole A. Lundin
J. Daniel Pressley
Shoffner/Kalthoff Mech. Elec.
Service, David & Jan Dugger
Corinne Tietjens Sommer
Virginia Ogle Swain
Bill & Ann Weigel
ALFRED CHARLES BOYSEN
Unum Officers, Directors, & Co-Workers
FRIEDA AMICK
Helen H. Orton
JACK C. BROWN
Don & Lea Galyean
MARY ANASTASI
The Fagan Family
JOHN D. BROWN
Ester C. Brown
JOHN N. BADGETT, JR.
Charles Bonine Family
Marion Brink
Wanda Hatcher & Family
Dan & Evelyn Merriman
Duane & Gloria Nelson
Michael Spears
Steve & Shirley Stinnett
EDNA BRASFIELD BURGET
Joy & Bill Macklem
Virginia Montgomer
ROY BAKER
Mary Kate Momo
STERLING BUSH
Randy Gannon
Carmack Simmons
SARA R. BYE
Vicki W. McCampbell
MARGARET AILOR
Jack & Christine Culpepper
DR. ROBERT L. AKIN
Bonnie Ogden
FRANKIE CUTSHAW
Mary J. Temple Hughes
DR. CLELAND BLAKE
Joel Seal
LEE BERTS BRISTOL
Thomas Denne
Brian & Jennifer Jones
Danny & Jane Jones
Tom & Jean Jones
Wayne Jones
Elizabeth A. Linker
Peter W. Patton
Cathy Potter
Chuck Walker
MEMORIALS:
R.J. & Lynn Rose Coker
Gary & Elaine Cutshaw
Robert E. Day
Sheree Estes
Joseph W. Harb, M.D.
Greg and Lee Heath
A.G. Heins Company, Inc.
J. Roland Julian
Ruthie D. Johnson
John & Janice Kennedy
Trula Lawson
David F. Leake
Munday Enterprises
Ed Newman
Elizabeth Pinkston
J. Daniel Pressley
Pugh & Company, P.C.
James Quinlan
Jim & JoAnn Seiber
Jack & Nikke Snapp
Elizabeth Thomason
Wood Family Foundation,
H. Pat Wood
MELVIN COCHRAN
Evelyn Hawkins
Evelyn R. Hughes
Robert & Betty Millard
Bernard N. Pippin, Jr.
CATHERINE CONOVER
Lori Pruitt
EUGENE BURGIN
Dan & Beverly Barrett
Lucille S. Berendy
Jerry H. Bilbrey
Tom Blake
Tom Boyd
David & Betty Brannum\
Sandi Burdick
Burgin Dodge, Inc.
Robert & Evelyn Cannon
EVELYN H. COOK
Francis & Mary Gross
EMILY CULBERSON
Oran Culberson
ROBERT A. CULVER
R. Neal Culver
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BETTY DAVIS
Debi Martin
Glenda Witt
MARY CROWLEY DAVIS
Otto & Marie Briscoe
Paul E. & Karen Harrison
Mary W. Matheny
Bill & Polly Nichols
Betty Taylor
NORMA DICKENSON
Joan Cash
Henry Wentz Dickenson
Timothy Harrison
Pamela Keith
Geraline Kivett
Mary Poling
Deborah Pratt
Tami Stiner
ELMER JOHN DREYER
Bill & Carolyn Broady
L. Irene Evans
Jerry K. Galyon
Leroy & Betty Gronewold
John & Doris Jabaley
Chuck & Kathy Parker
City of Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge Rotary Club
Pigeon Forge Tourism Department
Ralph & Mildred Schwartz
DOROTHY HOLLAND DUBE
LucidView, Inc. – Gordon & Tricia,
Carroll & Brenda
GLADYS PAULINE ROACH DUCK
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Dooley
Friends from GID
LAVERNE DUNCAN
Maxine Cochran
Nancy S. Dailey
Jerry Duncan’s Co-Workers of
Y-12 Maintenance Dept.
Dennis & Robin Mitchell
CHARLENE EDWARDS
Joe & Emily Zain
CHARLES ENLOW
Kay C. Wellman
CHARLES FAISON
William Massey Family
MARY EARLINE FARLEY
Jim & Dee Ledtke
ALVIN FLEISHMAN
Betsy Kerr
LINDA SUTTON FLETCHER
Robyn Askew
HELGA VERA FLOODQUIST
Charlotte S. Blalock
Bill & Clara Carroll
Alvin & Wanda June Davis
Barbara Helton
Veryl S. Henderson
Emily B. Kile
Jerry & Sharon Loveday
SmartBank Directors & Associates
Tennessee State Bank
Ruby Whaley
Honorariums & Memorials
ALFRED FOSTER, SR.
Terminix Staff, Knoxville
FLORA M. FOSTER
Arby’s Roast Beef Rest. #153
PATRICIA FRIEDEL
Chilhowee Veterinary Clinic
FRANCES SALTER FROST
Russell & Roberta Simmons
RICHARD R. FRY, JR.
Edmund J. Campion
Judith K. Carnevale
Robert & Alevia Colwell
Michael J. Durkin
FBI Knoxville
Constance J. Field
Intrepid USA HealthCare, Monterey
Gary L. Kidder
Jeff Lazzeri
Debra Lee Miller
Minor Hill School Faculty
John & Sandra Warr
JESSE GARROTT
Mary Alice Halverson
David & Debbie Payne
IRENE L. GHEENS
Dale Carnes & Family
BELLE GILLIAM
Jane Gilliam
ABNER GLOVER, M.D.
Dorothy S. Peagler
ELIZABETH GORE
Betty Allen
Evelyn Cudd
MILDRED HOLBROOK
James & Pat Miller
George & Doris Shadden
FORREST LITTLE
Alliene B. McInturff
LOMA JEAN LOWE
Eddie & Judy Green
ESTHER HOOPER
Shirley Ann Holt-Hale
WILLIAM “BILL” BYRON MARSH
Jean Barnes
Joan Fanning
Hal Henard Elementary School
Greeneville School in Action (GSIA)
Hal Henard Elementary School
Faculty & Staff
Judy W. Miller
Robert D. Ross
Kathleen Solomon
Fred Sorrells
IRA ALEXANDER HOUSER
Young at Heart Club
WILMA HOUSEWRIGHT
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Brazelton
Farragut High School Faculty & Staff
Glee Hammer
S. Diane Hammer
Emily Ruckart
Rusby & Judy Titsworth
Judy Trimble
John Whaley
WILLIAM D. MASSEY
Julia R. Black
Paul & Nancy Casteel
Bill & Suzanne Fox
Don & Lea Galyean
Bill & Vickie Holmes
Joan Peck
CLARA EVELYN HUBBS
Banks & Jones, Attorneys
Copper Ridge Elementary Staff
Virgil & Mary Jane Church
Wilma O. Davis
Edna M. Garrison
Mickey Hubbs Family
Jim & Mary Hill Jones
Florence W. Lawson
1964 Past Matrons & Past Patrons Club
DON McCAMMON
Gwen Goddard
MARY McCLAFLIN
David & Kristol Rolen
RUSSELL W. HUNT
Elizabeth Hunt
SARA SUSONG McGAHA
Clara R. Bell
Martha R. Coleman
Co-Workers of Bill McGaha
Al & Joann Garcia
JAXPORT
Shirley J. Smith
BEULAH JOHNSON
Imperial Estates Neighborhood
Flower Fund
ERMA DEAN JOHNSON
Lambert’s Health Care
LYNDA HAMMONTREE
Townsend & Conni Collins
CLARENCE “REED” JULIAN
The Warwick’s
Norma Cope
Linda & Calvin Corbitt
Nancy & Hugh Maples
Ned Warwick
BILL McFALL
Catherine Albrecht
Clara R. Bell
Leah Brackins
Phill Bull
Joe Cooper
W. A. Davis
Helen Hatcher
Aileen McCarter
Caroline Kent
Ray & Loye-Jane McPeek
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Parton
Clayton & Dorothy Robbins & Family
Mike & Alana Tinker
Lillian P. Wilson
INEZ CRUZE HENDERLIGHT
Tennessee State Bank
RUTH KAVALI
Doug & Margaret Norman
RUBY McMAHAN
Jack & Mary Jane Lewis
ANN HENDERSON
Phil & Charlotte Nease
South Knoxville Community Ctr.
Young At Heart Club
HAROLD GILBERT KING, SR.
Blount Memorial Hospital
Dr. Wesley Dean
First Baptist Alcoa
First Baptist Alcoa, Southern Friends
Sunday School Class
Mike & Cammy Glover
Penni Heinsohn
Denny & Cindy Mayes
Steve & Ruth West
CECIL MEEK
Rebecca W. Jenkins
ELDON GREEN
Glenda Harbin
WILLIAM BRADLEY GRISHAM
Harry Grisham
Robertsville Baptist Church,
Ruth-The-Gleaner S.S. Class
Mr. & Mrs. Jay O. Stephens
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Tamagni & Family
JANET HUFF HENEGAR
“Keith”
GRACE “MIDGE” HICKS
Donna Elliott
Blair & Phyllis Harrison
HARRY FRANKLIN HALL
T. Gaile Caudle
Rodney Neil
Carolyn Pointer
WANDA CAROL JOHNSON
R.M. & Martha Godsey
Ruth Milhorn
Phyllis Painter
MARY JOSEPHINE JOLLAY
Canberra Industries, Inc.
RUTH MAE MILLER
Kimberly R. Branch
FERRIS MINER
Robert W. Lederer, Trustee
ELVA MARIE MOORE
Mr. & Mrs. William Waldrip
OPAL POWERS KING
Jim & Kay Hodge
MOTHER OF MARY MISHU
Mary Mishu
GERDA PAULA BOGREN LAMBE
Alan & Elizabeth Lee
BILLIE SUE HENRY
Virginia Chatman
ORAND LORENZA LAMBERT
Anonymous
L. V. HERREN
Dr. & Mrs. J. S. Johnson
LEE EARL LINDSEY
Pam Young
EVERETT HOGIE
Doris & Ralph McCarter
EDWARD “MICKEY” LIPSON
Celia P. Lipson
MOTHER OF PAULA SMARTT
Paula Smartt
JOHANNA V. MUNRO
Nancy B. Munro
CHARLES & SARA MUSTIN
Gerald Mustin Family
LUCILLE B. NAZERIAS
Don Casey & Family
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Donna Corbitt
Andy Corbitt
Leigh Ann Corbitt
Reed Corbitt
JOSEPHINE STANLEY NEILSON
Bill & Margaret Gary
MARY LOUISE NODELL0
Doug, Frances, & Luke Miller
LORENE ODOM
Bill Brewer’s S.S. Class of
Oak Street Baptist Church
Deloris E. Coburn
Sandra Irwin
Oak Street Baptist Church
Tim & Cindy Shinn
GLADYS OGLE
Barbara Caughron
Gail Franklin
Judy Tucker
ETNA OLES
Meadow United Methodist Church
JULIE OTT
South Knoxville Community Ctr.
Young At Heart Club
OSCAR FREAS PATRICK
Marjorie Patrick
FRANCES MARION COTTER
PATTERSON
Liz M. Beelendorf
Kenneth A. Laycock
Ed & Gale Malone
NewsBank
Glen F. Nicely & Margaret Nicely
Eugene J. Rymar
Sylvia Smith
Michael & Diane Walker
Buster & Joan Webb
JESSIE PATTERSON
Charles & Nancy Beasley
MARGIE JEAN PAYNE
Jack & Faun Norton
DOROTHY PEAVYHOUSE
Anthony & Donna Choate
Judith Peavyhouse
J.V. & Kathleen Peavyhouse
“PEGGY”
Joe & Theresa Cotton
LOLA PERRY
E. Marie Vinoski
ANNE PIERCE
Daughters of the British Empire
IRA S. PIERCE, M.D.
Nancy H. Pierce
LOWELL POST
Larry E. Kincaid
NEGETHA G. POWERS
Francis & Mary Gross
BERTA RAYL
Patsy L. Sams
JEWEL REAGAN
Susan Arney
Sandra Beechum
Lisa Boles
Carla Brown
Geraldine Cantrell
Colleen Glahn
Honorariums & Memorials, & Contributions
Patty Huddleston
Stephanie Paul
Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Qualls, Jr.
Denise Romer
Sue Sells
Alex Sullivan
James & Fay West
Erin Brown Wood
DORA FAYE REED
Jamie & Dorothy Rader
Louise Rainwater
Randy & Priscilla Rainwater
Judy Thompson on behalf of children
of Hicks & Pauline Walls
Y-12 Power Operations
ALFREDA RHOADES
Nancy Dailey on behalf of the
Staats Family
DANA RICHARDS
Russell Richards
ROBERT LYNN RIFFEY
Lori Pruitt
RUSSELL RIO
Glen D. Weber
RUBY W. ROACH
Anne Armstrong
Thomas J. Greene
Martha Lionberger
Paul McQuade
DR. TED ROGERS
William T. Henry
JOHN & FAYE ROSENFELDER
Don & Lea Galyean
MABEL RYMER
Mattie Lou Hawkins
ELLEN J. SCARLETT
Nancy Cooper
CHARLES SCOTHORN
James F. Scothorn
ORA SEAL
Laura Jenkins
WANDA SEXTON
Mr. & Mrs. David Silvus
WILMA SHELL
Helen (Young) Smith & Charles
LONNIE CARNELL SHIPP
Claire D. Barrett
Mike & Mildred Byrd
Debra Jean Williams
ANNE SIEGLE
John Finger
Judi Gaston
Mrs. Mildred M. Tindall & Family
EDNA SILVERS
Adams & Plucker, CPA’s
Jon & Justine Gettman
ALMA GRACE SMITH
Kathie M. Bemis
Harry & Pam Sherrod
IMOGENE WALSH
Steve & Ruth West
PATSY WATERS
Mary J. Temple Hughes
ALVIN SMITH
Paul & Ruby Lindsey
ELSIE WEAVER
Dick & Bev Bishop
Sherry H. Kyker
Byron McKenna
Al & Jan Rose
Gary & Glenda Steigerwald
John & Judy Teeples
John & Susan Woodward
DAVONNA ELAINE SMITH
Cynthia C. Christensen
Avis L. Smith
Families of:
Gloria Bright
Brenda Hubbs
Janice Ogle
Shirlene Smith
R. L. WEBB
Pat M. Handley
Hazel E. Phelps
Martha J. Sharp
Family of Frank Story
Lorene Wiley
JEAN K. SMITH
Doug, Denise Bales & Family
Jack & Ella Dowling
Jackie Dowling
Marguerite Gault
Rebecca W. Jenkins
Jeanne Trotter Kidd
Lisa Lacy
Little & Milligan, PLLC
Margaret Mahood
Lonna W. Smith
Bill & Nancy Starnes
Jared Stultz
Akiko Takayama
CONTRIBUTOR
MARCIA E. WHAM
Ray & Janice Harrell
Jim & Dalphene Murphy
James & Rebecca Rushton
WILLARD WILLOCKS
Willie M. Sexton (Betty, Mary and
Willard, Tootie and Philip)
MABEL SMITH
Harry & Pam Sherrod
BEULAH WILLIAMS
Charles & Barbara Parker
FAY SPERO
Phil & Nancy Scheurer
VIRGIL E. WILLIAMS
Wade Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Wade H. Williams
MILDRED STELLERN
Kay Copp
Patty Cox
HERBERT YOUNG
LaVerne M. Belue
Chuck & Wendy Flora
JIM STRANGE
Foothills Elementary School
GENERAL
RUTH STUMBO
Dr. Ken Martin Family Dentistry Group
VIRGIE SWANSEY
Bethel Baptist Church, Adult
Sunday School Class
MARY RUTH McAFEE TALLENT
Bill & Syondra Cox
Swift Industrial Power, Inc.
Sherrie P. Tallent
RUBY TROBAUGH
Evelyn Moneymaker
Ed & Rose Reagan
CLARA NAOMI TURNER
Friends of Brenda Redell
Barbara C. Helms
Vanessa C. Johnson
Friends & Neighbors of Kensington I
Robert W. Lederer, Trustee
Geneva Ruth Mumford
Patricia A. Rothger
Larry & Connie Watson
Mrs. Richard D. Williams
JOYCE SIMPSON
Charlotte Smith
ROBERT UNDERWOOD
Upper Cumberland Electric
Membership Corp.
DOROTHY SIZEMORE
Larry Herron
Laura Herron
LIBBY WAGGONER
George & Betty Kelly
Joan G. Adams
Anonymous
Sybil Bridges
Flora Crockett
Jack & Christine Culpepper
Darla T. Darnall
Etric Debuty
Betty E. Hubert
Fontella Jarnagin
Randall Joines
Luther & Donna Leavell
Mary Ellen Leftwich
Jack & Mary Jane Lewis
Julie Moore
Yvonne Oaks
Joan Riedl
Marlene Viravec
Jessica Wilson
Jim & Linda Worden
Steve Zimo
JACK OLSON SULLIVAN
Patrick & Elizabeth Sullivan
FRIEND
Julie P. McCallie
Tom & Marilyn Shoults
Alberta Allred
Costa G. Regas
William R. Morgan
Susan McGhee Pierce
Emma Lovell
Cathryn McCue
Elizabeth B. Hunt
Shirley N. Berry
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George W. Taylor
Evan A. McCutchen
Charles Royston
Robert A. Martin
Mattie Lou Hawkins
Patrick Sullivan
Dwain & Sally Ealy
Ed & Rose Reagan
Mark & Janet Snyder
George & Lucy Cagley
Jane Heald
Marjorie S. Patrick
Paul & Ruby Lindsey
Doug & Martie Norman
Wayne & Lorrayne Bean
Ray & Judy Booth
Ronald Boucher
Kim Branch
Kippy & Deon Brown
Pat Carroll
Tim Choate
Jesse E. Francis
Marilyn N. Gould
Carol A. Grametbauer
Connie Green
Daniel M. Jordan
Kimberly Clark Foundation
Macy’s Foundation
Mary Mishu
Network For Good
Russell F. Richards
James F. Scothorn
Ira T. Sliger
John Z. C. Thomas
Mildred M. Tindall
Bill & Dotty Vinson
Bill Walker
Beverly A. Walton
SUPPORTER
Ameriprise Financial Employee
Giving Campaign
Marvin Burris
Jesse S. Campbell
Oran Culberson
Farragut Presbyterian Church
Mary Ann Hamel
Shirley Ann Holt-Hale
Barbara Johnston
Letha Iola S. Lamb Family Trust
Robert Marks
Ann McRae
Payne Avenue Missionary
Baptist Church
L. C. Powell
T. McNider Simpson
Diane D. Stanley
Kimberley B. Tuggle
United Steelworkers of America
LEADER
Akima Club of Knoxville
Larry & Kathy DeWine
Serving & Supporting
Alzheimer’s Association launches new
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection
Matters education campaign
The Alzheimer’s Association has kicked off its Know the 10 Signs: Early
Detection Matters campaign, a multi-faceted national education effort
to increase awareness of the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and
the benefits of early detection and early diagnosis. Early detection,
diagnosis and intervention are vital because they provide individuals
the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for their
future.
Updated warning signs help with early detection
As part of its public education effort, the Alzheimer’s Association has
worked with a wide range group of experts to update its 10 warning
signs of Alzheimer’s to make them more current and user-friendly.
The comprehensive review process included feedback from health
professionals, clinicians, scientists and people with dementia. Memory
loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be
a symptom of Alzheimer’s, a fatal brain disease that causes a slow
decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Every individual
may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you
notice any of them, please see a doctor.
New campaign ads
The revised 10 warning signs are the cornerstone of the new education
campaign which has made national news. Perhaps you had a chance to
see one of the print ads or sponsored television spots on “CBS Sunday
Morning” and “60 Minutes.” Dr. Jennifer Ashton also talked to Julie Chen
during “CBS Sunday Morning” about the outward warning signs of
Alzheimer’s disease and the inside of a brain suffering from the disease.
Remember in
November:
National Alzheimer’s
Awareness Month
November is National Alzheimer’s
Disease Awareness Month and National
Family Caregivers Month. It’s a good time to reach out and offer support to
family, friends and neighbors who are caring for someone with dementia.
In addition to “Caring and Coping” Training Seminars and Alzheimer’s
Awareness Sunday in area churches, Stay Tuned for more special events
and opportunities to raise awareness throughout November. With the
help of our local media partners, we hope to bring more attention to the
Faces of Alzheimer’s. Visit www.alz.org/tn for upcoming events.
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Serving & Supporting
Caring Hearts
Top Caregivers Earn Special Honors
“The Alzheimer’s Association
honored 88 caregivers from
more than 22 counties”
Alzheimer’s Association recognizes those who
demonstrate extraordinary care and dedication to
those living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
The Alzheimer’s Association is
celebrating a record number
of ‘unsung’ heroes who go
above and beyond when
caring for individuals and
families facing Alzheimer’s
disease or dementia.
Each spring, the Eastern
Tennessee Chapter asks
area families and facilities
to nominate one staff
member who has provided
outstanding care to those
with cognitive impairment.
The Alzheimer’s Association
honored 88 caregivers from more than 16 counties as
“Caring Hearts” during its 2009 Caring Hearts Recognition
Programs.
Oftentimes Certified Nursing Assistants, Personal Care
Assistants, and Residential Assistants provide the most
basic care to those in area facilities and homes who suffer
from dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association’s goal is to
ensure that every dedicated CNA, PCA, and RA receives
the praise and thanks he or she so richly deserves. This
year caregivers from facilities and home health agencies
were honored with plaques and pins.
In the words of those who nominated the individuals,
these “committed” and “compassionate” caregivers show
“a kind and loving spirit” to each person and family for
whom they care. Descriptions of honorees were printed
in the event program.
Nominees and their family members, along with
representatives from their facilities, enjoyed a luncheon
designed to highlight their distinguished achievements
in caring for those who suffer from dementia and
Alzheimer’s disease. WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit and WIVK’s
Gunner participated in the Knoxville program, as
Honorary Chairpersons and Champions for the Cause.
Plus songwriter & entertainer James Rogers performed
the song he has dedicated to the Alzheimer’s Association,
“Find the Way.”
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Serving & Supporting
2009 11th Annual Caring Hearts Honorees
ALPS Adult Day Program
Donna Bunch
Aid & Assist at Home, Inc
Melissa Marcum
Amedisys Home Care
Tammy Nelson
Arbor Terrace
Traci Borden
Asbury Place @Maryville
Joann Thompson
Atria Weston Place
Billie Boehl
Baptist Convalescent Center
John Paul Roberts
Baptist Health Care Center
Gina Seavers
Bethesda
Shanae Webb
Blount Memorial TCC
Heather Flynn
Brakebill Nursing & Rehab Ctr.
Tynisha Williams
Briarcliff Health Care Ctr.
Stephanie Williams
CADES Adult Day Enrich Ser.
Peggy Shell
Care All Home Health Kingston
Melissa Campbell
Care All Home Care
Tish Waller
Cedar Hills Senior Living
Kim Collins
Chandler House Assisted Living
Rita Smith
Comfort Keepers
Geraldine Cheatham
Courtyards of Knoxville Inskip
Sandy Lewis
Courtyards of Knoxville W.Park
Flora Mowery
Courtyards of Oak Ridge
Adam Landrum
Covenant Home Care
Diana Kreis
Covenant Home Care Hospic
Rita Elijah
Deaconess Home Care
Angela Nash
Elmcroft of Halls
Desiree Faust
Elmcroft of West Knoxville
Pat Benn
Fairpark health Care Center
Somer Wood
Fort Sanders Regional TCU
Rhonda Watson
Fort Sanders Sevier Nurs. Home
Bilge Almaroad
Harriman Care & Rehab
Kim Walker
Heritage Pointe Senior Living
Jennifer Bronson
Hillcrest North
Tara Cassel
Hillcrest South
Becky Wilson
Hillcrest West
Abdulie Jallow
Home Instead Senior Care Knox
Rachel Roberts
Home Instead Sr. Care Morris.
Dorothy Bentley
Homewatch Caregivers
Cindy Faith
Homewood Residence at Deane Hill
Tarah Montero
Howard Circle of Friends
Vercella Ellis
Intrepid USA Home Healthcare
Amy Sisco
Jefferson City Health & Rehab
Joyce Price
Jefferson County Nursing Home
Penny Carroll
Keystone Adult Day Program
Phyllis Spangler
Lakebrook Place Assisted Living
Sherry Collier
Lazarus House Hospice
Christy Smart
Life Care Ctr. Morgan Cty.
Teresa Jensen
Life Care Ctr. Morristown
Brenda Marcum
Life Care Center of Sparta
Tonya Hale
Loudon Healthcare Center
Debra Grimes
Manorhouse Assisted Living
Sonia Watkins
Masters Health Care Center
Monica Klement
Morning Pointe of Clinton
Penny Webster
Morning Pointe of Lenoir City
Paula Craven
Morningside of Cookeville
Sherrie Walker
Mountainbrook Village
Mrs. Cecil Overbeck
NHC HealthCare of Cookeville
Rosanna Pease
NHC Knoxville
Chris Houston
Oneida Nursing & Rehab
Tanya Bowes
Overton County Nursing Home
Betty Crabtree
Preferred Care at Home
Sue Gorham
Renaissance Terrace Asst. Living
Joyce Skeens
Res Care Home Care
Tracy Brown
Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care
Bonnie Williams
Rockwood Care & Rehab
Gayla Manis
Samaritan Place
Mary Bailey
Sevier Cty. Hlth Care Ctr.
Vickie Rice
Shannondale HLTH. Care Knox
Hazeline Key
Shannondale of Maryville Patsy Hampton
St. Mary’s HLTH.& Rehab Camp.
Robbi Carroll
St. Mary’s Hospice
April Riffey
Standing Stone Care and Rehab
Melissa Gilliespie
SunCrest Home Health
Melinda Tallent
Sweetwater Nursing Center
Brenda Fitch
The Bridge Assisted Living at Life Care
Center of Sparta
Jennifer Streeval
The Estates of Oak Ridge
Amanda Autry
The Neighborhood atTellicoVill.
Brandy Wilson
Trinity Hills of Knoxville
Kelly McCoy
Seniors Day Out Sarah Jellicorse
Tri State Health & Rehab.
Rosemary Ramsey
UT Home Care Services
Kimberly Mershon
Visiting Angels
Linda McGill
Wharton Nursing Home
Jessica Austin
Wellington Place of Kingston
Lorene Wright
Wellington Place Sevierville
Vanessa Montoya
Williamsburg Villas
Margie Jones
Willow Ridge Care & Rehab
Angie England
Willodean Hestand
Clay County Manor
Wood Village
Brenda Millsaps
Serving & Supporting
The documentary that aims to
change the way America thinks
about Alzheimer’s disease.
Check them
out! Copies of
“The Alzheimer’s
Project” DVDs will
be available to
borrow from your
local Alzheimer’s
Association’s
Lending Library
beginning in
September.
Contact Linda
Johnson at
865.544.6288 or
[email protected]
alz.org for
more information.
HBO’s “THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT” takes a look at the
faces behind the disease - and the forces leading us to
find a cure. The series featuring a four-part documentary
series and website reveals groundbreaking discoveries
and the effects this debilitating and fatal disease has on
those with Alzheimer’s and their families.
As the leading voluntary health organization in
Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s
Association has been an active partner in “THE
ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT,” providing expert insight and
leading community engagement.
•“The Memory Loss Tapes,” the first of the four
documentaries provides an up-close and personal
look at seven individuals living with Alzheimer’s, each
in an advancing state of dementia across the full
spectrum of the progression of the disease.
Also, copies of the
“The Alzheimer’s
Project” DVD can
be purchased by
the public for a
suggested retail
price of $24.98 at
HBO’s online store.
Best Buy, Amazon,
Target, Wal-Mart,
Barnes and Noble,
Borders will also be
selling the DVD.
•“Momentum In Science, Part 1” and “Momentum In
Science, Part 2” is a state-of-the-science report that
takes viewers inside the laboratories and clinics of 24
leading scientists and physicians, revealing some of
the most cutting-edge research advances.
•“’Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?’ With Maria
Shriver” captures what it means to be a child or
grandchild of a person with Alzheimer’s, while
“Caregivers” highlights the sacrifices and successes
of people who experience their loved ones’ gradual
descent into dementia.
For additional details or to
download the series
for FREE, please
visit hbo.com/alzheimers.
Stay tuned! More information on special East
Tennessee viewings and discussions coming soon.
Visit our Special Events section at www.alz.org/tn for
further information.
World Alzheimer’s Day: Wear Purple with a Purpose
on September 21, 2009
We need 5 million Champions —
September 21st is
World Alzheimer’s
Day, when Alzheimer’s
organizations around
the world work together
to raise awareness of the
disease. You can help!
one for each American living with Alzheimer’s disease
— to support our cause and spread awareness. New,
famous faces who have been chosen to become
Alzheimer’s Champions will be unveiled. YOU can sign
up to be a Champion at www.actionalz.org beginning
August 1. Help us make strides in research, care and
support becoming an Alzheimer Champion.
Wear Purple with a Purpose and convince others to
Go Purple when they dress for the day, too.
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Research Update
Save the
Date
Silver Anniversary Speaker: Act Now!
Dr. Denis Evans, professor of medicine at RushPresbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, will talk
about the future of Alzheimer’s management. Evans is an
expert on diseases affecting the senior population.
Alzheimer’s
Disease Research
Symposium
“What is happening,” explains Evans, “is the fastest
growing segment in the U.S. population are the oldest.
‘Old’ being those who are age 85 and older.”
25th Anniversary
It is widely accepted that the risk for Alzheimer’s increases
with age. At age 85 it is estimated that one in four people
has Alzheimer’s, but some researchers estimate that as
many as half of all 85-year-olds has Alzheimer’s.
October 29 & 30, 2009
Knoxville’s Crowne Plaza Hotel
Nationally-respected experts from Columbia University,
Chicago’s Rush Medical School, the University of
Michigan’s Institute of Neurology -- among others -- will
share their latest research and findings. Plus, join us for
an overview of the disease’s course through the past 25
years. Day two promises practical information for health
care providers regarding standards of care.
“The numbers are huge and the tragedy of
Alzheimer’s is immeasurable,” Evans says.
He warns that reversing the trend will “take action right
now.” He and other researchers think the only way to
slow the Alzheimer’s explosion is to attack the “problem
from both a prevention and a treatment prospective.”
Physicians -- including Primary Care, Neurologists,
Geriatric, and others -- nurses, social workers, and assisted
living and nursing home administrators are welcome
to attend. Professional credits provided.
At the upcoming 25th Annual Research Symposium,
Evans will highlight the new trends and advances in
research that will take researchers to another level of
disease modification strategies for Alzheimer’s disease.
Full schedule, brochure, and online registration available soon.
Visit www.alz.org/tn in the coming days.
Scientists Prepare for Worldwide Collaboration this Summer
Goal: Speed up the sharing of information essential to research advances Goal: Speed up the
sharing of information essential to research advances
Nearly 3,200 Alzheimer researchers have already
registered for the Alzheimer’s Association 2009
International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD),
which will take place July 11–16, in Vienna, Austria.
The 2009 meeting debuts ICAD as an annual event,
with the increased frequency aimed at expanding
opportunities for collaborations among scientists and
speeding up the sharing of information that is essential
to research advances. Over six days, attendees will have
the opportunity to hear the latest in Alzheimer research
from more than 1,660 presenters. For the first time, ICAD
also will be the setting for a meeting of representatives
from organizations
involved in the World
Wide Alzheimer’s
Disease Neuroimaging
Initiative (WW-ADNI),
which is testing
Alzheimer biomarkers
at sites in North
America, Europe,
Japan, and Australia.
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Research Update
Alzheimer’s Association Approves Seal Program for
Tracking and Wandering Products
New GPS system also wins support of organization
The Alzheimer’s Association is now moving forward with
plans to develop a seal for tracking products that have
been evaluated by the Alzheimer’s Association. One in six
individuals who have Alzheimer’s will wander during the
course of the disease. The seal will help increase public
awareness of the Alzheimer’s Association as a trusted and
objective resource. Manufacturers of approved devices
will have the opportunity to use the designated symbol.
family-friendly web application that provides both
indoor and outdoor location information using GPS and
other assistive technologies. The Web application gives
caregivers real time access to view a person’s location
on a map, the ability to set up zones and receive alerts
(by text or
A new GPS-based product will
voice), and
be added to the Alzheimer’s
monitoring
assistance
Association’s safety program.
and access to
medical health records in the event of an emergency.
In addition, a new GPS-based product will be added
to the Alzheimer’s Association’s safety program. The
Alzheimer’s Association Comfort Zone®, powered
by Omnilink, is a new location management service
designed to provide freedom and independence to
people with dementia and their caregivers by offering
safeguards against getting lost. Comfort Zone® is a
With the recent approval of the National Board of
Directors, staff will further develop these resources – and
we look forward to sharing more information in the days
ahead.
Purple goes Green
Making Purple Green
Ways the Alzheimer’s Association
is going green:
•Internally
-Recycling paper, plastic, and cans
•Moving toward more Virtual Communication
-Online Memory Walk Registration
-Option to receive newsletter in online format
•Greening our Events
-Recycle bottles and cans
-Offer environmentally friendly incentive items
(reusable water bottles and coolers)
•Seeking Sustainability Sponsors
-Goal: Develop green partnerships to help cover additional costs
to upgrade to greener products
-Example: Partnered with Comcast Cable to provide reusable
shopping bags to distribute volunteer materials
-Idea: Offer sponsor coupons to volunteers and Memory
Walk participants via web links instead of handouts
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go green
Advocacy: YOUR VOICE
A New Friend Visits
Howard Circle of Friends
State Lawmaker follows heart to learn more
Howard Circle of Friends recently welcomed a special
visitor. State Representative Ryan Haynes expressed
interest in the Alzheimer’s Association Adult Day
Programs while visiting with Alzheimer’s Association
volunteers in Nashville on Legislative Day this past
March. Rep. Haynes’ curiosity – and personal tie to the
disease – led him to our doors.
Take a Tour like Rep. Haynes! Howard Circle of
Friends is located at Mount Calvary Baptist Church,
1807 Dandridge Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. It is one
of two Adult Day Programs organized by the Eastern
Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Both are open Monday through Friday until 5 p.m.
Applications, volunteer information, and tours may be
arranged by contacting Linda Johnson at 865.544.6288
“I wanted to visit the center because when advocates
talked about adult day care I was really impressed with
the concept and the service,” the Republican lawmaker
explained. “My family has been personally touched by
Alzheimer’s. I wish we had been aware of a program like
this for my loved one.”
“I am pleased that families have an opportunity to
utilize this program,” Rep. Haynes said. “After talking with
the families, I know it makes a big difference to allow
loved ones to stay employed and care for their family at
home.”
Representative Haynes – who represents West Knox
County’s 14th District – said his grandfather had
Alzheimer’s disease. While visiting with participants
Frank and Wayne, he shared stories about growing up
with his grandparents. He also took time to talk with
family caregivers and Rev. Leroy Franklin, the Pastor of
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where the Adult Day Program
is located.
Thank you Representative Haynes for your
continued interest in our community.
We appreciate you.
TN Legislative report
TN Senior Alert Act. SB 0532 McNally / HB 0346
Alzheimer’s disease is a public health problem, and the
Alzheimer’s Association plays an active role in ensuring
that legislators on both the state and national levels
pursue
programs that
will provide
the assistance
required by
our families.
The 2009
Session of the
106th General
Assembly adjourned on Thursday, June 18. The Eastern
Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
advocated for and closely followed several pieces of
legislation. Volunteer advocates had a chance to tell their
stories to lawmakers in Nashville this past Spring.
Hackworth. Creates a missing senior citizen alert program
to be coordinated by local law enforcement agencies,
which may choose to seek assistance from non-profit
organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association;
defines “missing senior citizen”; requires local law
enforcement agencies to enter reports of missing senior
citizens into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
within a specified time period.
Sent to the speakers for signatures 06/17/2009.
Caregiving and cognitive modules for the
2010 BRFSS. HJR 0113 Armstrong, Sontany, Harwell,
Bone, McDonald, Matheny, Jones S, Fraley, Bass, Hawk,
Turner L, Eldridge, Coleman, Maggart, Shipley, Harrison,
Cobb T, Borchert, DeBerry J, Shaw, McDaniel, Hensley, Hill,
Williams, Lundberg, Mumpower, Yokley, Tindell, Dunn,
Brooks H, Litz
Urges department of health to add caregiving and
cognitive modules to the 2010 BRFSS (a survey used to
assess statewide healthcare needs).
Received funding in the budget.
Sent to the speakers for signatures 06/18/2009.
Become an advocate! Speak up for the needs and
rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their
families. Sign up on the Advocate section of
www.alz.org/tn or call 865.544.6288.
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On the Plateau
Cumberland Plateau Update
Volunteers and staff stay busy on the Plateau this spring and summer!
In March we hosted a wonderful event at Great Harvest
workshop. The event included a health fair for Fair Field
Glade and Cumberland County residents to learn more
about community health services. The 128 participants
also learned from speakers who presented valuable
information.
Bread Co. in Cookeville. The Bakery created a ForgetMe-Not Muffin in honor of all the individuals and their
families who suffer with Alzheimer’s on the Cumberland
Plateau. Great Harvest Bread Co. raised more than $1000
during this event.
This fall, we are very excited to celebrate our 5th
Memory Walk on the Plateau. September 12, 2009 on
the Tennessee Tech University Quad will mark the fifth
year we have been Taking Steps to FINISH Alzheimer’s.
The event will serve as an opportunity for reflection and
encouragement, as we continue to MOVE forward in the
fight against Alzheimer’s. Please save the date, sign up
now www.alz.org/tn, and we hope to see you there!
During the month of June, we hosted another event in
Cookeville at a local coffee shop, Brewing for a Cause. The
coffee house created exclusive coffee drinks and desserts
during the month, and a portion of those sales were
donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
We are now planning for “Caring and Coping
– Together We Make A Difference” on Tuesday,
August 4, 2009. The day-long caregiver training session
-Amanda Barlow, Cumberland Plateau Regional
Coordinator, email: [email protected]
will be at the Collegside Church of Christ Family Life
Center in Cookeville from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us for a
valuable and practical training for family care partners,
volunteers and professional care providers facing
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
On August 18, 2009, we are holding our first planning
meeting for a new support group that will begin meeting
in the fall in the Fair Field Glade Community. In June
the Fair Field Glade community hosted a Caregiver
Volunteer Corner
Volunteers are the life and breath of the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern
Tennessee Chapter. As we continue to grow so does the importance of
the volunteer. The Association provides an opportunity for volunteers to
use current skills and also to develop new ones. We invite you to join us
in our journey towards a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Along the way you
will make some new friends and also be given the opportunity to be of
service to others. We are currently in need of a Volunteer Receptionist
to work one day a week, answering phones and helping with light
office duties. Please give Linda Johnson a call at (865) 544 -6288
or email [email protected] to learn more about the opportunities that await you.
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Youth in Action
Alzheimer’s Affects All Ages
Youth in Action
While Alzheimer’s disease may cripple our aging population, it also impacts children and grandchildren who
witness what happens when someone they love lives – and dies – with Alzheimer’s. Our youth do not outgrow
these memories. More are choosing to share their stories and their strength to raise awareness about the disease
as Advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association. We hope people of ALL AGES will find inspiration in their actions.
Gail Dawson
Age: 13
Hometown: Jamestown, TN
School: Allardt Elementary School
Year in School: Rising 8th grader
Helping Highlight:
Gail Dawson is a true example of the future
of America. Gail has been very active with the
Alzheimer’s Association for several years, traveling to
our State Capitol to share her story with legislators about how Alzheimer’s
has affected her family. Gail has been a strong advocate for Alzheimer’s and
has recruited several of her peers to walk this journey with her. As the
top individual youth fundraiser for the Cumberland Plateau Memory Walk,
she continues to walk in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Gail Dawson is a true
“youth in action”.
Savannah Ivey
Age: 14
Hometown: Knoxville
School: Berean Christian
Year in school: Rising sophomore
Pictured Left: Wearing her VOICE t-shirt, Gail
Dawson pauses for a picture in a lawmaker’s
leather chair. Dawson has boarded the bus to
Nashville with other volunteers during the
statewide Alzheimer’s Legislative Day.
Savannah Ivey (right) explains the Alzheimer’s Paper
Project to WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit. At the close of every
school year, teacher Mike Brown’s students at Berean
collect all of their old homework, quizzes, tests, and
notebooks and pile them on what they have affectionately
nicknamed, “The Altar”. The original purpose of the
recycling project was to promote good stewardship;
however, this year the students asked area businesses to
pledge donations to the Alzheimer’s Association for every
pound of paper they collected.
Helping Highlight: Savannah Ivey
has made it her mission to be a Voice
and key volunteer for the Alzheimer’s
Association. The teen – recently crowned Miss Teen Tennessee
Princess – now travels the state promoting Alzheimer’s awareness. Her long-time platform “Making Memories”
also served as the name of her 2009 Knoxville Regional Memory Walk team, which won the title of top fundraising
Youth Team. (She actually raised more money than any other individual, adults included.) The cause is close to her
heart because the disease has devastated her family. Her grandmother is now suffering from Alzheimer’s, after
being diagnosed at the age of 58, and five other family members have already lost their battles with this disease.
Savannah wants to do everything she can to aid those with the disease and encourage others to take steps toward
finding a cure.
Name: Patty Yann
Age: 16
Hometown: Knoxville
School: Catholic High School
Year in school: Rising junior
Helping Highlight: Patty Yann’s recent Sweet 16 Birthday Party certainly served as a
celebration, but the teen also decided to dedicate her special day to her grandmother
Margaret Ann Bragg, who passed away with Alzheimer’s disease. Patty was only five years
old when both of her grandparents came to live with her family. She once pointed out
Patty Yann was the youngest that her grandmother was not sharing the crayons. (Patty’s mother says it was a privilege
of four siblings who helped
to care for their loved one at home, but they had to develop a sense of humor, too.) After
their grandfather care for their
watching her grandmother fight the disease, Patty is eager for researchers to find a cure
grandmother while growing
that will spare others. Instead of bringing gifts for her 16th birthday, Patty invited her
up. Now the 16-year old is
fundraising for a cure in honor entire sophomore class to make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Together
of her late grandmother.
they raised more than $900, and her parents Mary Ann and Jim decided to match the
students’ donation.
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2009 Calendar of Events
August 4
Caring and Coping “Caregiver Training Seminar
Collegeside Church of Christ, Cookeville
August 14
Alzheimer’s Awareness Night at Smokies ballpark
August 29
5 County Memory Walk
(Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Roane & Scott Counties)
Oak Ridge Civic Center – with JakeBreak4Kids Expo
September 3
Isaacs Benefit Concert at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre
September 12 Cumberland Plateau Memory Walk
(Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Pickett,
Putnam, Van Buren, & White Counties) Tennessee Tech
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September 21 World Alzheimer’s Day – Wear Purple with a Purpose
October 17
October 24
Smoky Mountain Memory Walk
(Sevier, Cocke, Hamblen, & Jefferson Counties)
Pigeon Forge High School
Foothills Memory Walk
(Blount, Loudon, & Monroe Counties)
Maryville College
October 29 & 30 2
5th Annual Research Symposium
Knoxville’s Crowne Plaza Hotel
November
•National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
•“Caring and Coping” Caregiver Training Seminar
Oak Ridge,Thursday Nov, 5
Sevierville, Thursday Nov. 12
For more information visit www.alz.org/tn
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