Go ALL IN Against Alzheimer’s Disease at the UT-Alabama Game
Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Help Increase Alzheimer’s Research at The Pat Summitt Clinic at UT Medical Center
This is the week for Vol fans to go ALL IN and shake down Alzheimer’s disease. As Tennessee hosts Alabama this Saturday, the goal is for 100,000-plus fans to be there waving official ALL IN Against Alzheimer’s shakers in the stands to support the Vols while also boosting research of Alzheimer’s disease at The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. The shakers are just $5 and include a token that can be redeemed for a free 20 oz. fountain drink at Neyland Stadium at any game. Shakers can be purchased at numerous retailers in East Tennessee and across the state. Check here for the full list.
Whether at the game, Vol Village or any other get together, all Tennessee fans can participate by sharing photos with their shakers and using #VOLSALLIN on social media. Fans at the game and near the stadium also can enjoy using the ALL IN Snapchat filter.
ALL IN, a joint effort of Tennessee Athletics, the Vol Network, and UT Medical Center, lets everyone with the Vol spirit help tackle major diseases that impact Tennesseans. This inaugural effort is ALL IN Against Alzheimer’s and benefits the Alzheimer’s Research Initiative, a fundraising endeavor to increase research capabilities by the medical center’s team at The Pat Summitt Clinic.
“The Pat Summitt Clinic holds a special place in our hearts, and we want to support the great research currently taking place there,” said Phillip Fulmer, University of Tennessee Director of Athletics. “I’m pleased that our entire Tennessee family is going ALL IN to support the fight against Alzheimer’s to help raise much needed research funds and awareness of this terrible disease.”
Every ALL IN shaker purchase includes a free 20-ounce fountain drink at any home football game this season at Neyland Stadium. ALL IN Against Alzheimer’s culminates at the home game against Alabama game on Saturday, Oct. 20, with the goal of every fan having a shaker and joining together to shake down Alzheimer’s disease.
The clinic is named for the late Pat Summitt, the legendary basketball coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team whose public announcement of her battle with Alzheimer’s led to significant awareness of the disease and a national discussion about the need for advancing care and research. The number of Alzheimer’s cases in the nation is expected to more than triple, from 5 million to more than 60 million, by the year 2050.
To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Research Initiative, visit www.utmedicalcenter.org/alz or contact The University of Tennessee Medical Center Development Office at (865) 305-6611 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Vol Village before the Alabama game on Oct.20.