Parkridge Health System Raises Over $4,700 For Tour de Cure

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Members of 23-person Team Parkridge Health System included Alison Counts, Darrell Moore, and Claudia Moore
Members of 23-person Team Parkridge Health System included Alison Counts, Darrell Moore, and Claudia Moore

Parkridge Health System cyclists raised over $4,700 in support of the fight against diabetes for the 2013 Tour de Cure cycling event held at First Tennessee Pavilion. 

Team Parkridge fielded riders at nearly every distance level of the event, including the 100 mile, 62 mile, and 25 mile routes. The Parkridge Health System team was one of this year’s top corporate fundraising teams and also included some of the event’s top individual fundraisers. 

Tour de Cure is a series of cycling events held throughout the country to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Funds raised at Tour de Cure events support research to find a cure for diabetes, and assist those who have diabetes with community-based education, advocacy and support.

According to the American Diabetes Association, some 36,000 people in the Chattanooga community have diabetes. Nationwide, nearly 26 million Americans are affected by this disease. The National Institutes of Health reports that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. 

For more information about Parkridge Health System, visit ParkridgeHealth.com.


Blood Assurance And Carter Bloodcare Announce Major Software Development Partnership

Tennessee-based  Blood Assurance   and Texas-based  Carter BloodCare are partnering in the development of a sophisticated software system designed to meet the complex needs of modern blood banking. The Blood Bank Information Management System (BBIMS) will ensure the accurate, efficient and compliant management of all aspects of operations, including collection, ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial To Host Survivorship Empowerment Class

CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute will host a Survivorship Empowerment class on  Tuesday, April 25, at 5 p.m.   The free class is open to all cancer survivors, regardless of where they received treatment, and their care givers. People often wonder what they can do to get and stay healthy once cancer treatment is complete.  Lifestyle changes, like ... (click for more)

Severe Storms Rake Chattanooga Area; Flash Flooding Possible

Severe storms raked through the Chattanooga area on Saturday. Sale Creek was one of the hardest hit areas. Storm damage on Cooper Road included two crushed cars. Trees were on homes and railroad tracks that are the main line between Chattanooga and Cincinnati. Cooper Road is near Lake Chickamauga. There was also damage along Providence Road at Sale Creek. ... (click for more)

Body Believed To Be A Woman Is Found On Lookout Mountain

Hunters found a decomposed human body on Saturday afternoon in a remote area off High Road, Cloudland, Walker County. Law enforcement believes the unidentified remains to be a female. It appears the body may have been at the location for four weeks. On March 19, a vehicle was found abandoned on private property in close proximity to where the body was located ... (click for more)

No Tax-Supported Entity Should Get Secrecy In Spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what it would take to wake up elected officials who are supposedly in charge. Welcome to the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose lawyer threatened to sue the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is Dr. Edwards The One?

Just hours after the chairman of the Hamilton County School Board emailed a list of 14 candidates on Friday afternoon to be considered as the next Superintendent of the 42,000-student system to the other board members, Dr. Nakia Edwards, an Assistant Commissioner with the Tennessee Department of Education, became the early “common sense” favorite. And, at first glance, she has ... (click for more)