Non-Profits Teaming Up to Honor Pat Summitt’s Legacy
January 25, 2019 – MEDIC Regional Blood Center is rallying its donor base to help The Pat Summitt Foundation in its funding of organizations engaged in patient care, caregiver support, and Alzheimer’s disease clinical research.
Not only was former Lady Vol Coach Pat Summitt a blood donor, she was an advocate for MEDIC and the community blood supply. On countless occasions she worked to promote MEDIC’s mission and motivated her fans to roll up their sleeves.
As a way to say thank you and to recognize Coach Summitt for her accomplishments, MEDIC is asking its blood donors to “Give for Pat”.
From Monday, February 4th through Friday, February 8th, anyone who donates lifesaving blood at any MEDIC blood drive will be supporting Coach Summitt’s legacy. MEDIC will make a $10 donation The Pat Summitt Foundation for every donor who donates blood. MEDIC has set a goal of 1,500 donors.
Donors can give at any of the following locations (full list can also be found online at medicblood.org):
Monday – February 4:
Anderson County Health Department: 9am-12pm
Knoxville City County Building: 9am-2pm
Food City – Asheville Highway: 10am-6pm
Laughlin Memorial Hospital: 10am-6pm
National Fitness Maryville: 11am-6pm
Pizza Plus/Andersonville: 1:30pm-5pm
Tuesday – February 5:
Barrette Outdoor Living: 7am-1pm
Big Lots in Clinton: 11am-6pm
Midway IGA: 11am-6pm
Wednesday – February 6:
Blount Memorial Hospital: 12pm-6pm
Dotson Memorial Baptist Church: 2pm-8pm
Flex-N-Gate Rockford: 1pm-6pm
Sloan’s of Vonore: 1pm-7pm
Walmart – Jefferson City: 1pm-7pm
Walmart – Sevierville: 1pm-7pm
Thursday – February 7:
CVS Pharmacy- Lafollette: 11am-6pm
Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center: 7am-3pm
Oak Ridge Family Bible Church: 12pm-6pm
Papa John’s Pizza – Seymour: 11am-6pm
Walmart – Middlesboro: 11am-6pm
Walmart – Morristown (475 South Davy Crockett Pkwy): 10am-6pm
Friday – February 8:
Hammer’s – Halls: 11am-6pm
Walgreens – New Tazewell: 11am-6pm
Walmart – Alcoa: 11am-6pm
Walmart – Newport: 10am-6pm
Walmart – West A.J. Hwy: 10am-6pm
Each donor will receive a 20% off coupon from Alumni Hall, a voucher for a small Papa John’s Pizza, and a $5 Salsarita’s coupon.
MEDIC is asking the community to use the hashtag #GiveForPat on social media when posting pictures of their donation or encouraging others to give. Those who want to donate can check to see if they’re eligible by going to medicblood.org or by calling 865-524-3074.
About MEDIC Regional Blood Center:
MEDIC Regional Blood Center is a nonprofit organization and the sole provider of blood and blood products for 26 regional hospitals. MEDIC relies tremendously on blood drives set up at businesses, churches, schools and community events, which accounts for 85 percent of the blood collected. Established in 1958 by Dr. Carl Nelson under the sponsorship of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine, MEDIC is an accredited member of the American Association of Blood Banks and a member of America’s Blood Centers. For more information, go to www.medicblood.org.
About The Pat Summitt Foundation
The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, was established by Pat and Tyler Summitt in November 2011. Its mission is to award grants to nonprofit organizations that advance research for treatment and a cure, provide care and support for patients and caregivers, and educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more please visit www.patsummitt.org, like the foundation on facebook.com/webackpat, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram @webackpat.