Vols fans dressed to Sock Out Alzheimer's; Jersey Mike's giving its all to Speedway Children's Charities

Sue Guinn Legg • Mar 20, 2019 at 9:53 PM

When the Tennessee men hit the court in the NCAA basketball tournament on Friday, the Alzheimer’s Association will be online looking for social media images of Vols fans supporting the team in their orange and white Sock Out Alzheimer's Tennessee Socks.

Part of the association’s annual Walk to Make Alzheimer’s a Memory campaign, the socks and other Alzheimer’s Tennessee apparel can be purchased online at www.alzTennessee.org/shop, from "Walk to Make Alzheimer's a Memory" team captains across East Tennessee and at the Alzheimer's Tennessee office in Knoxville.

Proceeds from your purchase will help the association help Tennesseans who are struggling with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, promote brain health through educational programming and support global research for Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment.

Sharing a picture of you in your socks using the hashtag #SockOutAlz will help raise awareness for all of the above and also put you in good standing for the Tri-Cities Walk to Make Alzheimer’s a Memory coming up Saturday, April 6, at Johnson City’s Memorial Park Community Center.

To start or join a walk team, sign up to walk individually or support another walker in advance of the walk, visit www.alztennessee.org. Or, you can sign up on the day of the walk beginning at 10 a.m. 

Opening ceremonies will get underway 10:30 and will be followed by the first of the the first of day’s door prizes, fun and friendly competitions, music and the induction of newest AlzStar Hall of Fame member, Miami Dolphins center Daniel Kilgore.

The walk will begin at 11:15 and all proceeds will support services for local people with Alzheieher’s disease and related dementias, educational programs and research.

More information about the walk and the work of Alzheimer’s Association can be found at the website, obtained by calling 865-544-6288 or by stopping by the Alzheimer’s Tennessee office at 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.

Jersey Mike's Subs has teamed up with the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities to help dozens of nonprofit child service organizations help at-risk kids in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Throughout the month of March, Jersey Mike’s shops across the Tri-Cities have been collecting donations for SCC as part of the company’s 9th annual Month of Giving for local charities.

And on Wednesday, March 27, every dollar spent at Jersey Mike’s and not just the proceeds — be it a sub, a catered meal or a bag of chips and drink — will go to SCC to help local children.

Eight Jersey Mike’s locations in the Tri-Cities area are in on the giving and can be pinpointed by visiting www.jerseymikes.com/mog/charities.

If there is a need or a project in your neighborhood the Good Neighbor column can assist with, contact Sue Guinn Legg at 423-722-0538, [email protected] or P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605.

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