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The Pat Summitt Foundation raises funds in an assortment of ways, including donations, planned giving and special events, in order to award grants to nonprofits that advance medical research, provide patient and caregiver support, and promote education and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.
After Pat Summitt was diagnosed with early onset dementia in 2012, she especially wanted to focus on the resources available for patients and caregivers. Patients become increasingly dependent on caregivers for their well-being and those providing the support also face challenges, especially as the population ages and more people depend on supplementary care for daily tasks such as nutrition and hygiene.
The initial grant recipients included:
Since that time, more than 30 organizations have earned grants from the Pat Summitt Foundation ranging from programs to help early-stage Alzheimer’s disease patients with coping skills to stress management for caregivers.
The 2022 grant recipients:
Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. - Heart Sing! Chorus
Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County
Concord United Methodist Church - Nourishment for the Mind, Body, and Soul
First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge - Reclaiming Relief
Legal Aid of East Tennessee - Alzheimer's Legal Care Project ("ALCP")
Monroe County Senior Citizens and Friends - Memory Lane III: A Community-wide Effort to Support Individuals with Alzheimer's and their Families
Our Place Company - Design for Dementia: Community Outreach and Enhanced Daily Care for Clients and Caregivers
Page-Robbins Adult Day Center - Activity Program Updates - Sunshine, Connection, Creativity, Movement, and Fun
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR)- Minis In Motion & Reflections
We Remember You
West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation - Families First: Providing Resources, Support for Families Experiencing Alzheimer's/Other Dementias
The Pat Summitt Foundation is a Fund of East Tennessee Foundation 520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, TN 37902
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