It was a sunny and brisk Saturday (11/11/2017) morning, when the Walk To End Alzheimer's swept over MTSU's Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.
Joy Ash announced that as of WALK time, $303,000 had been riased. That's $47,000 short of the goal.
Roscoe Brown, Inc. was one of the sponsors, and Norman Brown noted, "This is such a tragic disease. I watched my aunt and grandfather gradually loose connection with family, friends and everything that had been their prior vibrant life."
Melinda Vance Community Award
Officials at National Health Care, based in Murfreesboro, said, "A new award has been created to honor our friend, co-worker and true Alzheimer's advocate, the late Melinda Vance." Vance, who died from a brain aneurysm this past December, was passionate about Alzheimer's because her father had the disease.
Here is the presentation of that award . . .
(Time: 1-minute, 22-seconds)
Former Sheriff Truman Jones received the first Melinda Vance Award was given. His wife, Jackie, had Alzheimer's disease and passed away August 30, 2016. Truman was not only her caregiver, but encourager and friend. After Jackie's death, he has become a strong advocate, helping in the fight against this disease.
The popular WGNS morning talk host said . . .
It was a total surprise for Truman.
Truman Jones' radio show on WGNS began January 3, 2011, after serving almost 30-years as Rutherford County sheriff. The 9:00-10:00AM morning talk show every Monday through Friday on WGNS (AM 1450, FM 100.5, FM 101.9 and worldwide at www.WGNSradio.com) features a look at the Heart of Tennessee today, as well as opening its rich history.