For the 2012 holiday season, UT Graduate School of Medicine faculty and staff made donations to the "Big Red Bow Project," a program sponsored by B97.5, Lexus of Knoxville and Alzheimer's of Tennessee, to make Christmas better for individuals facing Alzheimer's and dementia without family support. Gifts included wallets, plants, lotions, hats, blankets, CDs or DVDs, puzzles and more. During the holidays, Jeff Jarnigan with B97.5 dressed in a purple Santa suit and, assisted by Alzheimer's Tennessee volunteers including Lady Vols basketball players, delivered gifts to people living in facilities in Knox, Blount, Anderson and Loudon counties.
Kay Watson, Alzheimer's Tennessee spokesperson, said the purpose of the purple Santa suit was to raise awareness for the degenerative disease.
Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. thanks Lexus of Knoxville, B97.5 and the entire community, with special thanks to the UT Graduate School of Medicine. Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. ensures 100 percent of the donations stay in Tennessee to support programs and services that enhance the quality of life for families living with Alzheimer's and related dementias. The local organization also invests in promising research.
February 19, 2013
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