Chattanooga Seminole Club To Host Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive

Alumni and Fans Encouraged to Get Involved

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Anyone interested in registering with the National Marrow Donor Program is invited to join the Chattanooga Seminole Club on Saturday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., as part of the FSU Alumni Association’s third annual Seminole Service Day. The Club will be hosting a “Be the Match” Bone Marrow Registry Drive at the Hamilton Pointe Apartment complex clubhouse in Chattanooga.  For address and other information, you can email or see the “ChattaNoles – Chattanooga Seminole Club” on Facebook.

Potential bone marrow donors are usually between the ages of 18 – 44 and must be free from a certain list of circumstances and diseases.  All that is required to register as a potential donor is a little paperwork and a cheek swab.  Any further involvement is contingent upon a match to a candidate.  For more details on registering, you can find information at

Donations will also be accepted to help offset the administrative costs incurred by Be the Match registry to accept, catalog, and maintain the registry database.  To donate, please email to be directed to a Team page for the drive.

This event is one of many being held by alumni clubs and chapters around the country for the Third Annual Seminole Service Day — the FSU Alumni Association’s coordinated day of community service.  The Chattanooga Seminole Club is the only Club in Tennessee to participate in each of the three annual events.

For more information about Seminole Service Day, visit

World AIDS Day Events Held Dec. 1 And 6

The Southeast TN Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention, in partnership with the city of Chattanooga and The Hunter Museum of American Art, will host World AIDS Day 2015 events on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 6. These events will highlight the arc of the pandemic, how the southern United States is the epicenter of the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, the ... (click for more)

Free Metabolic Seminars Hosted By CHI Memorial Metabolic And Bariatric Care

Jack F. Rutledge, M.D. and CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care will host two free seminars in December on surgical weight loss options. The first seminar will be held at CHI Memorial Hospital in the community room Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. The second seminar will be at the North River Civic Center in Hixson on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. "Obesity can be devastating to ... (click for more)

Christina Strickland, 35, Shot On Thursday

Christina Strickland, 35, was shot on Thursday.  Chattanooga Police were informed that a shooting victim had arrived by personal vehicle at a local hospital. A Violent Crimes investigator responded and interviewed her. She  suffered a single non-life threatening injury to the ankle. She  was unable to provide any information about her location when she was injured ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Why I Am Thankful, 2015

I can’t really remember when I first started this – sometime in the 1970s – but my favorite column every year comes during Thanksgiving when I literally pause and use my fingers to thank God for all His richest blessings. The year 2015 has been bountiful so here are just a few of the things I will carry in my heart as I take my place at today’s table: I AM THANKFUL that tomorrow, ... (click for more)