Knox Rox is super fund-raiser

Jay FitzNortheast Knox, Our Town Health

Alzheimer’s Tennessee and Hillcrest Healthcare Foundation’s first Knox Rox benefit concert on Aug. 28 was a hit with attendees. The evening of fun was all for good causes – supporting people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as funding care for patients and residents at Hillcrest Healthcare’s three Knoxville communities.

Weston and Penny Babelay of 865 Axe Throwing sponsored the event, along with East Tennessee Pharmacy Services, ROOST and Hillcrest Healthcare.

Live music by Lavonda & the 865 Bandits featured Lavonda Cantrell, Hillcrest Healthcare Foundation vice president. Several of the other band members also work in healthcare including Rick Emerson, vice president of pharmacy services at East Tennessee Pharmacy Services; Tony Daniel, a pharmacy technician and supervisor at East Tennessee Pharmacy Services; Stephen Wilder, human resources manager at Covenant Health; and Dave Harmon, vice president Spero Health’s Spero University. Other musicians include Kirk Grathwol, lead product designer at Jupiter Design, and Chuck England, building codes enforcement officer at Knox County Engineering & Public Works.

Adding to the merriment were Captain Muchacho’s and 865 Swine food trucks, drinks from Tap Truck Knoxville and more.

Proceeds from the inaugural event benefited Hillcrest Healthcare Foundation and Alzheimer’s Tennessee. The foundation funds indigent care, advanced pharmaceuticals, educational programs and new technology and equipment for patients and residents at Hillcrest Healthcare’s three Knoxville communities.

Alzheimer’s Tennessee supports people facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, promotes brain health through education and champions global research, prevention and treatment efforts.

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