Walk To End Alzheimer’s Kick-Off Luncheon Is Wednesday

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Alzheimer’s Association has announced the 2013 Chattanooga Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick-Off Luncheon will be held on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Car Barn, at 6721 Heritage Business Ct.  Any individual or business interested in learning more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is invited to attend.

 The kick-off will include free lunch, details of this year’s Walk, and supplies and fundraising tools for the walk. 

There are three Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Southeast Tennessee area. The Chattanooga Walk is Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Tennessee Riverpark; the Cleveland Walk is Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Cleveland Greenway; and the Marion County Walk is Saturday, Oct. 12, at Marion County High School and Park.

There will also be two other kickoff events in Cleveland and Marion County. The  Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick-Off Luncheon will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, at 11:30 a.m. at Bald-Headed Bistro, 201 Keith St. in Cleveland and the Marion County Kick-Off Dinner will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Jasper, 108 W. 3rd St.   Make a reservation for all events to mvincent@alz.org or 265-3600.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.  Together, the goal is to end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Register and more information is available at www.alz.org/walk.


Discussion On "Ebola, Treating Viruses And Vaccines" Slated For CHEO Meeting On April 19

Dr. Charles Adams, MD has long been studying viral illnesses and has an Integrative toolbag of treatments. He plans to share this knowledge at the Complimentary Health Education Organization's April meeting, Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Nutrition World on Vance Road, downstairs in the Speaker's room. According to Dr . Adams, Ebola hijacks the immune system and suppresses it. Once ... (click for more)

Belinda Foy Receives Terri Farmer Award

Belinda Foy has been named the 2015 recipient of the Terri Farmer award by the Craniofacial Foundation of America (CFA).  A certified hand therapist and physical therapist, Ms. Foy and her puppet, Lambchop, have volunteered with children with disabilities at the CFA’s annual Dreams Can Come True Camp since 2011. She said she has witnessed amazing transformations, both physically ... (click for more)

Prominent Business, Civic Leader, And Philanthropist Scotty Probasco Dies At 86

Prominent Chattanooga business, civic leader and philanthropist Scotty Probasco has died at the age of 86. Scotty, as he was affectionately greeted by most of Chattanooga, was known for his modesty, generosity, dependability, and unswerving loyalty. “Great work” was always on the tip of his tongue – a manifestation of his joyous humility. He was a man of high ideals, of kind ... (click for more)

River Flood Warning Issued For Lookout Creek

There has been a river flood warning issued for Lookout Creek. Here is the warning from the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOOKOUT CREEK NEAR NEW ENGLAND. FROM THIS MORNING UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON. AT 11AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.7 FEET...AND RISING. FLOOD STAGE IS 12 FEET. THE CREEK WILL ... (click for more)

Proud Of Hometown Boy Turned Global Leader, Bob Corker

Time Magazine has it right.  Not only is Chattanooga’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” but he is probably now the most prominent leader in the history of our city.   At a time of extreme frustration with Washington and Congress in general, Bob continues to rise above the division and rancor to build consensus and solve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Great Work, Ol’ Pro!

Years ago I was lucky enough to be the seatmate of Scotty Probasco on an airplane bound for somewhere and he taught me a word that has helped me be a much better person than I ever thought I could. We were already swell friends, since he’d watched me grow up at First Presbyterian Church every Sunday with his kids, and he liked some of the stuff I tried to write back then. So ... (click for more)