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November 2013

The Charity Gala

The Charity Gala is the largest fund raising event for the Foundation held annually on the second Saturday of November — November 9 this year. Proceeds benefit Ayers Children's Medical Center and the Kirkland Cancer Center. Last year's event raised more than $200,000 and was one of the most successful to day. Visit thecharitygala.org to purchase tickets and learn more.

Shoot Out Breast Cancer

Join us for a 3-Gun Match Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Tennessee Sports Foundation. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund of the West. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the competition begins at 10 a.m. Match Fee is $15 and you can choose $5 side matches for a chance to win gear — Open to anyone. For more information, call 731-695-4676 or send an email.

October 2013

18 Holes for Hope

18 Holes for Hope is a 4-Person Scramble held Thursday, October 3, at the Jackson National Golf Club. The event includes a hole in one contest. Entry fee includes green fee, cart and lunch. Lunch begins at 11:00 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Medical Center EMS Carla Kelly Education Fund. To register a team or for more information, contact Scott.Lovelace@wth.org or 731-265-0971.

June 2012

Foundation Seeks Jackson Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Jackson Awards which are given annually by the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation. The nomination forms are available at the Foundation (74 Director’s Row, Jackson, TN, 38305) or online at www.wthfoundation.org/jacksonawards. The submission deadline is Friday, July 6...more

May 2012

Pat Summitt Set to Receive Tigrett Award

Collegiate Sports Legend and Head Coach Emeritus of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers Pat Head Summitt is being honored with the Tigrett Award at the 23rd Annual West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation’s Charity Gala on Saturday, November 10, 2012. A consummate taskmaster, she has kept her elite program in the winner’s circle for almost four decades, producing a mind-boggling record of 1,098-208 (.840). During her tenure, the Lady Vols have won eight NCAA titles...more

Run Jackson Festival Promotes Fatherhood and Families

New Orleans Saints’ cornerback Jabari Greer was in West Tennessee recently to announce plans for Run Jackson, a community celebration planned for Father’s Day weekend. The Greer Campaign, founded by Greer to unite fathers and unite families, will host a festival from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 in downtown Jackson, Tennessee...more

Mayci's Miracle Fund Partners with Worley Foundation to Help Local Brothers

When Kristi Hogg, founder of Mayci's Mircale Fund, started on a journey to help her special needs daughter Mayci, she also desired to improve the quality of life for other children in West Tennessee with special needs-she can now place a check  mark beside that goal. In March, Seven-year-old Wyatt Garrett and five-year-old Wayden Garrett recently met singer/songwriter Darryl Worley to thank him in person for the gift to Mayci's Miracle Fund that helped them receive treatments at the Tennessee Hyperbaric Center in their battle against autism and seizures...more

Morgan Kelley Memorial Golf Tournament Set for May 19

The Third Annual Morgan Kelley Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, May 19 at Jackson National Golf Club (formerly Hidden Valley) located at 253 Henderson Road in Jackson. Tournament proceeds will provide scholarships to local high school seniors through a partnership with the Jackson Madison County Sports Hall of Fame…more

Melanoma Monday-Kirkland Cancer Center Host Free Skin Cancer Screening

The Kirkland Cancer Center invites the public to take advantage of a free skin cancer screening on Melanoma Monday, May 7.  Screening times are 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.   Each year more than 68,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer…more

April 2012

Annual Derby Party to Raise Funds for Hippotherapy

The first Saturday in May is a special day when southern belles and gents gather to celebrate the "greatest two minutes in sports".The Kentucky Derby is a southern tradition dating back more than a century. This year, you can be a part of this excitement at the Derby Party...more

Jackson Choral Society Presents Our American Landscape

The history of music is rich and vibrant in American culture and its roots can be traced, as can our heritage, to almost every continent on earth. The Jackson Choral Society plans to share our diverse musical landscape on Sunday, April 22...more 

3rd Annual Morgan Kelley Run/Walk and Pancake Breakfast

Put on your running shoes or if you prefer your walking shoes for Saturday, April 14 and head to the Jackson Fairgrounds for the 3rd annual Morgan Kelley Memorial Run/Walk and Pancake Breakfast. Registration for the race is easier than ever, just visit www.goseries.org. ...more

Adult Cancer Camp Seeks Campers

Camp Bluebird, America’s first adult cancer camp, is now accepting applications for spring campers. Spring camp is scheduled for May 8-10 in Eva, Tennessee and is available to any cancer patient or survivor 18 years or older in West Tennessee...more

Bomar Scholarship Announces 2012 Recipients 

The Sam Bomar Memorial Scholarship Fund, a fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s awards. Our focus continues to be on education and community service. The recipients of the $1,000 awards are Jacob Pollock of Madison Academic High School and Rachel Anderson of Trinity Christian Academy...more 

March 2012

Foundation and ING Celebrate Cousin Tuny's 87th Birthday

The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation and ING-Financial Partners- Steve R. Little and Brad W. Little invite all of Doris “Cousin Tuny” Freeman’s “cousins” to celebrate her upcoming 87th birthday! The birthday celebration will be held on Tuesday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m...more

Foundation Partners with SnagMob to Benefit Kirkland Cancer Center/Ayers Children's Medical Center

What do you need? A wide open question I know. Chances are each week that SnagMob is going to have something at a greatly discounted price on your list. What is SnagMob? Think Groupon or Living Social for the Jackson Area…more 

Camo Angels Receives $10,200

A gift in the amount of $10,200 was recently directed by the Gilbert Russell McWherter Law Firm to Camo Angels, a charity fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation.  The donation resulted from unclaimed funds from a national class action lawsuit in which Gilbert Russell McWherter PLC served as class counsel...more

Morgan Kelley Memorial Scholarship Seeks Applicants

The Morgan Kelley Memorial Scholarship Fund is seeking applications from seniors at all Madison County high schools to apply for their inaugural $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to seniors who chose an institution of higher learning within Madison County...more

Hospice Hosting Golf Scramble to Benefit Children's Grief Camp

Spring is finally here and who isn't looking for a worthwhile excuse to get out of the office for a day. Not only do we have the perfect excuse, it benefits charity so you actually get to feel good about missing work! …more 

Kirkland Cancer Center and Ayers Children's Medical Center Receive Gala Funds

The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation presented checks on Tuesday, February 28 to the Alice and Carl Kirkland Cancer Center and the Ayers Children's Medical Center. Each will be receiving $57,000…more

Cancer Center Offers Annual Free Colorectal Screening 

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States with more than 150,000 people diagnosed each year. Regular colorectal cancer screening is a powerful tool for preventing colorectal cancer because it allows for early detection. Most cases, if detected early, are now curable through surgery and/or treatment including chemotherapy and radiation…more

February 2012 

Cancer Center Offers Financial Seminar

As a part of their new community education series, the Kirkland Cancer Center is offering a financial education session-Making $ense with your dollars-on Thursday, February 16 at 6 p.m. in the City/County Room at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital...more

Urgent Need for Hospice Volunteers

Hospice of West Tennessee has an urgent need for volunteers throughout 14 counties in West Tennessee. Our patient care volunteers help and comfort the terminally ill and their family by providing companionship, emotional support, help in the home, and offer respite to the caregiver. We also have volunteers who help with bereavement follow-up, office support, and special events. There is no minimum time requirement…more

Annual Alzheimer's Conference Offered to Caregivers

There are 15 million volunteer caregivers to Alzheimer and Dementia patients in the United States today according to the Alzheimer's Association. These invaluable caregivers often lack critical educational opportunities to learn how to offer the best possible care...more 

January 2012 

Sweet Serenade to Benefit Special Needs Children

West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation is offering a special treat with a twist for your Valentine's Day gifts. For a $30 donation to the Therapy and Learning Center, formerly the Kiwanis Center for Child Development, your special person can hear 15 minutes of serenade from the Casey Jones Barber Shop Quartet and receive a rose on Tuesday, February 14...more

Voice of the Accused Fund Works to Better Lives

A new relief organization dedicated to bringing aid to vulnerable African communities has been established as a Foundation Fund with West Tennessee Healthcare. Voice of the Accused was established to bring aid to victims of hazardous health practices in African communities where there is little access to conventional healthcare. Many of these communities resort to dangerous practices including violent exorcisms and witch hunts...more 

Sam Bomar Memorial Scholarship Seeking Applicants

The deadline for submitting applications for the Sam Bomar Scholarship, a fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, is January 30, 2012. One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior graduating from Madison Academic High School and one $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior graduating from another high school located in Madison County.  Applications are available at www.sambomar.com. ...more