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2011 New Releases

January 2011 

Sweet Serenade to Help Children with Special Needs

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 Centerfor Child Development, your special person can hear 15 minutes of serenade from the Casey Jones Barber Shop Quartet and receive a rose on Monday, February 14...more

February 2011 

Little General's Big Eat

Do you ever tire of thinking, "What's for dinner?" On Tuesday, March 15 we've got your answer in the form of 17 different restaurants and eateries.

Don't even think about cooking, buying groceries or planning a menu for March 15th. Pick up the family and head to one of our generous local restaurants and participate in Little General's Big Eat to benefit the Ayers Children's Medical Center...more

Chyanne Scott Memorial Fund Brings You Dinner, Auction and Murder

The Chyanne Scott Memorial Fund is hosting an inaugural Evening of Hope on Saturday, February 26 at 7 p.m. at Festivities. Guests should be warned, this is no ordinary dinner. The reigning Miss Milestones has been murdered and all current and former contestants will be on hand that evening as suspects in the case...more

Chocolate Tasting Offered by Brain Injury Support Fund

The Day by Day Brain Injury Support Fund is offering an evening of chocolate, coffee, music and art on Saturday, February 12 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Art in the Village...more

Zumbathon to Benefit Fund for Special Needs Children

We have the perfect way for you to start or keep that resolution while helping others in the process. The Foundation's Morgan Mobley Fund is hosting a two-hour Zumbathon with certified instructor Aletza Boucher on Saturday, February 19 from 10 a.m. - Noon...more

March 2011

Hospice Hosting Golf Scramble to Benefit Children's Grief Camp

Hospice of West Tennessee is hosting the fifth annual Hittin' for Hospice Golf Tournament. The 4 man scramble will be held Friday, May 6 at Woodland Hills Golf and Country Club. Team check in and lunch begins at 11:30a.m...more

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

The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation presented checks on Monday, March 14 to the Alice and Carl Kirkland Cancer Center and the Ayers Children's Medical Center. Each will be receiving $45, 991.17...more

Cancer Center Offers Annual Free Colorectal Screening

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. with more than 150,000 people diagnosed each year in the U.S. and 650,000 worldwide. Regular colorectal cancer screening or testing is a powerful tool for preventing colorectal cancer. Most cases of early detection are now curable through surgery and/or treatment...more

April 2011

Camp Bluebird Now Accepting Spring Camp Applications

Camp Bluebird, America's first adult cancer camp, is now accepting applications for spring campers. Spring camp is scheduled for May 10-12 in Eva, Tennessee and is available to any cancer patient or survivor 18 years or older...more

Foundation Exceeds $20 Million

The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation has announced that it exceeded $20 million in assets for the first time in its 26-year history of service to the West Tennessee community. The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation was established in 1985 and has grown tremendously in the past ten years...more

Foundation Adds Vice President of Financial Services 

West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Dave Bratcher to its staff as Vice President of Financial Services. Mr. Bratcher, a native of Jackson, Tennessee will make the move back to Jackson from Oklahoma City, OK...more

May 2011

Morgan Kelley Memorial Golf Tournament Set for May 21

The Second Annual Morgan Kelley Memorial Golf Tournament is set for May 21 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...more

June 2011

"Summer is for Kids" Campaign Benefits Ayers Children's Medical Center

Whether it is playing at the local park or going for a swim summer truly is the season for kids.At Ayers Children's Medical Center, we're providing comprehensive pediatric healthcare to children in our local 17 county area-helping them to have a lifetime of healthy summers.

This July financial institutions in and around Jackson have joined the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation in promoting the services of Ayers Children's Medical Center...more

July 2011

Nationally Known Artists Lend Voices to Benefit Special Needs Athletics

On Thursday July 7 Special Needs Athletics played the final game of their 2011 spring baseball season at Pringles Park. The night was not only a celebration of what each of these athletes and volunteers have accomplished, but was also the launch of a special campaign. Fellow Foundation fund, Love In Stereo, released a compilation album with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Special Needs Athletics...more 

Concert to Aid Musicians with Healthcare Needs

"Rock and Roll My Soul" and the Musicians Care Network is coming to Jackson July 16th for a concert event at Casey Jones Village Amphitheatre.  It will be held from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Rock and Roll My Soul is the entertainment side of the Musicians Care Network, a fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, where working musicians can join a program to receive basic services for medical, dental and mental care...more

Abbay's & HaliHannigan's Assist Local Family with Dream

Although Alivia has grown since this picture was taken, she still has the same beautiful blue eyes and bright smile. She also still faces the daily struggles of living with Retinoblastoma--a rare form of eye cancer...more

August 2011

Foundation Seeks Nominations for Annual Jackson Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 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 isFriday, September 2.

The Jackson Awards were first given in 2006 as a means to honor those in our community who exemplify the truest qualities of a leader…more

September 2011

Monster Mash Boo-ling Bash Benefits Therapy & Learning Center

Join us for a frightenly fun time at Strikes for Tikes: Monster Mash Boo-ling Bash on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the Bowling and Skating Family Fun Center from Noon – 4 p.m.  It’s sure to be a scream!...more

For Whom the Belle Tolls Raises Eyebrows and Funds for Ayers Children's Medical Center

Oh the joy to behold at the Cotten Boll Farms. The Colonel Bedford Cotten is taking a new bride, Miss Yancy Jane Alston, and all the family and friends are invited to attend this evenin's engagement extravaganza. Colonel Cotten has been a widower for the past 30 years...more

Kirkland Cancer Center to Offer Breast Screenings

October is breast cancer awareness month and the Kirkland Cancer Center is partnering with other West Tennessee Healthcare affiliates to offer a variety of free screenings...more

October 2011

Panera Bread Aids in Fight Against Breast Cancer

During the month of October Panera Bread will offer a limited-time only Pink Ribbon Bagel and $1 Pink “Power” silicone rings in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For each Pink Ribbon Bagel and Pink “Power” silicone ring sold, Panera Bread will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund at the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation...more

Adult Cancer Camp Seeks Campers

Camp Bluebird, America’s first adult cancer camp, is now accepting applications for fall campers. Fall camp is scheduled for October 25-27 in Eva, Tennessee and is available to any cancer patient or survivor 18 years or older. Camp Bluebird, a joint project of AT&T Telephone Pioneers and West Tennessee Healthcare...more

Alexander to Receive Tigrett Award

United States Senator Lamar Alexander is being honored with the Tigrett Award at the 22nd Annual West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation's Charity Gala on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The Tigrett Award, first given in 2006, was established to honor Jackson native, John Burton Tigrett...more 

This One's For the Girl's Offers Breast Cancer Awareness

Victories must be celebrated, whether great or small, they are victories all the same. This One's for the Girls is a breast cancer awareness event and it will be a celebration of life, survival and the continuing strides made in the ongoing fight against breast cancer...more

November 2011

Bluebird Tree to be Lit on December 12

For more than a decade, the lighting of the Bluebird Christmas Tree has become a holiday tradition. Every year we light the tree in remembrance of those we have lost and in honor of those loved ones still among us. This year's lighting will take place on Monday, December 12 at 3 p.m...more

Free Prostate Screening Offered

The East Jackson Family Medical Center will be offering a free prostate screening to all underinsured and uninsured men age 40 and over on Tuesday, December 6...more

Charity Gala Dedicated to Dr. A. Barnett Scott

The 2011 West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation’s Charity Gala will be dedicated to long time board member and past chairman of the board Dr. A. Barnett Scott on Saturday, November 12, 2011. A native of Humboldt, Tennessee and a leader from his early years, Dr. Scott served as captain...more

December 2011

Sam Bomar Memorial Scholarship Donates to WRAP

The Sam Bomar Memorial Scholarship Fund, a fund of West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, is pleased to announce the award of a $1000 grant to help meet the educational needs of children who either receive services directly through WRAP’s (Wo/Men's Resource and Rape Assistance Program) sexual assault therapy program or who are the children of clients served by WRAP...more