Sunday, January 15, 2012

"We Back Pat" Week Starts Today (Pat Summitt)


“We Back Pat” Week, an initiative focused on bringing awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease tipped off today with a game in Knoxville.

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Pat and Tyler Summitt
The Southeastern Conference in cooperation with its 12-member schools organized “We Back Pat” Week, a week-long initiative focused on bringing awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund.

We all need support. So Pat Summitt, and her son Tyler, must be feeling the "love" that is being extended to them from around the country, and around the Southeastern Conference.

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The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund will make grants to nonprofits which provide:
  • Education and awareness of Alzheimer's, its onset and treatment
  • Support services to patients, their families and caregivers
  • Research to treat, prevent, cure, and ultimately eradicate this disease

"We Back Pat" week includes a total of 19 basketball games -- 17 women's and 12 men's games.

The SEC has teamed up with Fanatics Cares to create a T-shirt for each conference school to sell online for $19.95 each, with 30 percent of the retail proceeds going to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund.

To buy the original "We Back Pat" T-shirt follow this link -- We Back Pat T-Shirt online.



About The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund

Pat Summitt and her supporters have entrusted The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to facilitate the charitable work of The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund. The Fund was established to support Pat Summitt’s dream of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.patsummitt.org.

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