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UTHSC Raises $7,500 for Diabetes; Still Recruiting Team Members for StepOut to Stop Diabetes Walk and Expo

UTHSC Campus Police took team members to “jail” September 18 to raise money for the fight against diabetes. (Photo by Jackie Denton/UTHSC)

The StepOut to Stop Diabetes kickoff held September 18 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) saw the event’s biggest success to date. Through the “Jail or Bail” event, T-shirt sales, and donations to the Denim for Diabetes (D4D) campaign, Team UTHSC has raised over $7,500 in anticipation of the November 12 Memphis Diabetes Walk and Expo, which will be held in Overton Square.

UTHSC turned blue for this great cause, even yielding support from our Jackson, Tennessee, team members. Emile David, associate vice chancellor of Facilities Administration at UTHSC, was the top bail earner, raising $1,648, followed by Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communications and Marketing Sally Badoud, who raised $1,330.

“We would like to thank everyone who made the kickoff a success,” said Patricia “Trish” Hill, administrative coordinator in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism in the College of Medicine at UTHSC and coordinator of the event.

Hill and the department would like to thank who made the event a success, including the Endocrinology Fellows and staff, Shenicia Richardson and Tanya Morgan in the Department of Surgery; Santonio (Tony) Patton and Dalton Brown in Facilities; Suzanne Apperson in Campus Recreation; movers in Facilities, who set up and broke down the event; and the Communications and Marketing team.

They also extend gratitude to Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Dr. Ken Brown, and Special Events and Community Affairs Director Pamela Houston and her staff for their sponsorship.

Team UTHSC is still looking for members and donations. You can join and/or donate at www.diabetes.org/UTHSC. Team T-shirts are still available for $10. To purchase, call 901.448. 5318 or 901.448.2610.