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We would like to thank all of our sponsors and everyone who came out to support our
9th Annual Music City Mardi Gras!
It was a HUGE success and our biggest one ever!





NASHVILLE, TN – May 20, 2013 - The board of the Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce the following projects and grants that have been made possible with funds raised at the “8th Annual Music City Mardi Gras” held on February 8, 2013.

1. We have purchased a Schwinn Airdyne exercise bike for the myleosuppression Unit at Vanderbilt. This will help the physician therapists as they work with the patients in rehab. We have also purchased a specialized walker for the floor that allows weaker patients to be mobile with all of their infusion equipment attached. We also provided a financial grant to a patient undergoing treatment to help pay for medical eye care.

2. We will be providing a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior from Adamsville High School (TN) whose immediate family has been touched by cancer. This is Lisa's alma mater and it is also the sixth annual scholarship that the Foundation has awarded. We have helped some really deserving kids with a chance at college degree that might not have been able to go otherwise. This scholarship will be given in May of this year.

We also awarded financial grants to the following animal welfare organizations:

3. Lovie's Legacy - In honor of Joe Dubin who served as our MC again for the event. Joe works tirelessly with local animal welfare organizations and we wanted to support his efforts. To date, Lovie's has helped hundreds of deserving animals suffering from illnesses, broken bones, torture, and other painful conditions. They also run a creature care program in elementary schools that's been adopted by Metro Schools in Davidson County. They do a wonderful job in the community!

4. Sumner Spay and Neuter Alliance - This organization is providing low-cost spay/neuter. They have a specialty vet that does only those types of operations and they are taking care of SO many animals. They do a fantastic job with their high volume and low cost service.

5. East C.A.N. - This a rescue organization based in East Nashville. They are doing a great job fostering and placing animals. As part of their mission, they seek to educate the public on issues of animal welfare and responsible pet ownership while also helping reunite lost pets with their families.

6. Pet Community Center - This organization focuses primarily on spay/neuter. They trap and transport to spay/neuter clinics and are making a big dent in the feral colonies in Nashville with their "Feline Fix" program.

7. New Leash on Life - They are doing great things with their "Fix for Life" spay/neuter program offered to rescue groups, shelters and the general public. To date, they have performed over 15,900 surgeries.



The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation Announces
Scholarship Winner

AHS Senior Mollie Lacey is Selected for 2013

BRENTWOOD, TN – May 20th, 2013 - The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Lisa Ross Parker Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Adamsville High School (TN) and started with the Class of 2007. The $2,000 scholarship goes to a student that has been touched by cancer within their immediate family (parents, siblings, grandparents or legal guardian) and is given out each May.

The winner of the scholarship for 2013 is Mollie Lacey of Adamsville High School. Mollie was very involved with many activities while at AHS and within the Adamsville community. She plans on attending the University of Memphis and majoring in nursing.

Lisa was a 1986 graduate of Adamsville High School, which is located in West Tennessee (McNairy County).  She was a cheerleader at Adamsville High School, played basketball and also ran track. She was very involved with extracurricular activities in both high school and college.

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is a charitable foundation founded in 2004 by Janet Ross, and operated by Janet and a small group of committed citizens, dedicated to the memory and charitable legacy of Lisa Ross Parker, whose life was taken at age 33 by leukemia in 2001.
The Foundation has raised over $350,000 since it’s inception.




The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is a charitable foundation founded in 2004 by Janet Ross, and operated by Janet and a small group of committed citizens, dedicated to the memory and charitable legacy of Lisa Ross Parker, whose life was taken at age 33 by leukemia.

Although Lisa is no longer with us, her legacy of giving continues through the Lisa Ross Parker Foundation. The organization was founded in 2004 with a mission that encompasses two things most dear to Lisa:

1) Providing support for families touched by cancer, and
2) Assisting animal welfare organizations

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation strives to charitably honor the legacy of Lisa Ross Parker by continuing to pursue her charitable passions, including (but not limited to) assisting and caring for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related cancers, and their families.

In addition, we continue Lisa’s legacy by assisting with charitable animal welfare and supporting other animal advocacy organizations that follow the same principles. We are a tax-exempt public operating charity under Internal Revenue Code Sections 501(c)(3) and 509 (a)(1), and our Tax ID Number is 20-5499984.

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is a charitable foundation founded in 2004 by her sister Janet Ross, and operated by Janet and a small group of committed citizens, dedicated to the memory and charitable legacy of Lisa Ross Parker, whose life was taken at age 33 by leukemia. The Foundation’s mission encompasses two things that were most important to Lisa - providing support for families touched by cancer, and assisting animal welfare organizations. The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is a tax exempt public operating charity under Internal Revenue Code Sections
501 (c )(3) and 509 (a)(1). For more information on Lisa Ross Parker and the Foundation, go to
www.lrpfoundation.org

For more information, contact:

Rachel Gwinn

Janet Ross

Executive Director

President/Founder

rachel@lrpfoundation.org

janet@lrpfoundation.org

615- 373-7739

615- 373-7739

 


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