Dr. Dougherty Part of Grant Presentation from Pat Summit Foundation to UT Medical Center and Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc

Co-Founder of Medinteract, Dr. John Dougherty, was part of a check presentation to the UT Medical Center from the Pat Summit Foundation on behalf of the “We Back Pat” promotion at half time of the University of Tennessee versus Baylor game on Sunday,  November 27, 2011.  The event raised $150,000 and was generated grants to the UT Medical Center’s Brain and Spine Institute and Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.

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About Pat Summit Foundation

The Pat Summit Foundation Fund believes no family should have to hear a diagnosis like Pat’s: early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.  The Fund will make grants to nonprofits which provide:

  1. Education and awareness of Alzheimer’s its onset and treatment,
  2. Support services to patients, their families and caregivers,
  3. Research to treat, prevent, cure and ultimately eradicate this disease.

About Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc

In 1983, a small group of East Tennessee families began to meet informally in an effort to understand and cope with the ravaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Together, the group was able to anticipate, confront, and solve seemingly insurmountable problems with a renewed sense of hope, confidence and accomplishment.

Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. began providing services in East Tennessee as a non-profit organization in 1983. Two years later, the group affiliated with the Chicago-based National Alzheimer’s Association and became known as the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern Tennessee Chapter, Inc. However, it always remained incorporated in the state of Tennessee and governed by a local Board of Directors.

The Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association returned to its original independent status in August 2011 to ensure that more resources support top research and local services for individuals and families struggling with the devastating disease.

About UT Medical Center and the Cole Neuroscience Center

The Cole Neuroscience Center is the only Neurology sub-specialty center of its kind in the region, The Cole Neuroscience Center offers a complete spectrum of care for degenerative neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Epilepsy. Our specialists work together to develop treatment plans that assist the entire family. From access to the latest diagnostic tools and the newest clinical trials, to offering counseling and long-term care options, the Cole Neuroscience Center has so much to offer – especially hope. Each year the Cole Neuroscience Center serves more than 1400 patients with Parkinson’s disease, 2000 with Alzheimer’s disease and numerous others with neurodegenerative diseases.




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