published Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Pat Summitt in Marion County raising money for Alzheimer's research

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    Jasper Heights Development presents $50,000 to Pat Summit for the Pat Summit Foundation.
    Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

MARION COUNTY, TN – Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt and former football coach Phil Fulmer spent Saturday in Marion county raising money to combat Alzheimer's Disease.

Pat Summitt was diagnosed with early onset dementia eight months ago. She recently stepped down as the Lady Vols head coach after winning more games than any other college coach in history. Saturday she was celebrated for her bravery in bringing her battle with Alzheimer's to the forefront, all while reaching out to help others with the disease.

It's not the way you're used to seeing these national championship winning coaches -- cutting a rug and signing with band. Saturday they were all smiles atop Jasper Mountain, where local developer John Thornton made a special announcement about his new housing development Jasper Heights.

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