The Foundation began as the idea of Ed Terry, Dr. Ebby Edwards and Judge Hewitt Tomlin in a conversation on Pine Tree Drive.
The name given the Foundation was the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Foundation.
The Tree of Life was dedicated in the lobby of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
The first $1 Million Hole-In-One Shootout was held.
Camp Bluebird began.
The name was changed to the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation with five community chapters.
The first Storm Aid Concert was held with the Oak Ridge Boys performing. $100,000 was raised and presented to the Chamber of Commerce for the rebuilding of homes in South Jackson.
Barbara Bush spoke on behalf of the Foundation at the Civic Center. Her appearance was on Super Tuesday when her son, George W. Bush, won enough delegates to become the Republican nominee for president.
Paul Harvey spoke on behalf of the Foundation at the Civic Center.
Max Lucado spoke on behalf of the Foundation in the Civic Center. He also met with cancer patients in Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Storm Aid was held at the Jackson Generals Ball Park to rebuild homes from the tornado that struck Downtown Jackson and East Jackson. More than $550,000 was raised with a record crowd of more than 7,200 in attendance.
The Foundation began the "Teacher of the Year" awards.
A fundraiser for Dianne Odell took place at Fairgrounds park with Gary Morris in attendance.
Ayers Children's Medical Center was established with a charitable commitment from Jim Ayers.
LeRoy Neiman painted "The General" for the Foundation which depicts the city of Jackson's namesake, Andrew Jackson on horseback. The original is on display in the West Tennessee Arts Center in Humboldt
The Foundation celebrated a record $10 million in assets.
Groundbreaking for the Kirkland Cancer Center took place.
The Foundation exceeds $25 million in assets.
The Foundation begins its 30th year and announces a new media campaign and rebranding that includes a new logo.
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