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The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation announces the winner of the
2014 Lisa Ross Parker Memorial Scholarship

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation would like to congratulate Anna Cooper, the winner of the 2014 Lisa Ross Parker Memorial Scholarship. This is a $2,000 scholarship given annually to a graduating senior whose family (parents, grandparents, siblings) has been affected by cancer. Anna graduated from Adamsville (TN) High School, Lisa's alma mater, in May and is attending University of Tennessee at Martin this fall to major in Science. In the picture below, Anna is receiving her scholarship from Tommy Ross, Lisa's father, at awards day. Congratulations Anna!





NASHVILLE, TN – May 22, 2014 - 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 “9th Annual Music City Mardi Gras” held in February 2014.

1. We have given a grant to the myleosuppression unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center that will allow the department to film and distribute a patient education video on stem cell transplants. This video will be given to all patients and their families that are undergoing this procedure to prepare them for what lies ahead.

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. People for Animals - (www.peopleforanimals.net) Founded in 1986, the goal of People for Animals is to enhance pet quality of life and address pet overpopulation by reducing the number of healthy pets euthanized in shelters. With our financial grant, this organization will be able to financially assist 25 spay/neuter surgeries and will prevent hundreds of unwanted cats and dogs from being born. They do a fantastic job and we are very happy to support them!

4. Nashville Cat Rescue - (www.nashvillecatrescue.org) Nashville Cat Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing cats and kittens from off the streets and from high-kill shelters and placing them into loving, permanent homes. They have placed over 4,500 formerly abandoned/neglected or facing euthanasia since their inception in October of 2005. They do a fantastic job and we are pleased to support great organizations like this!

5. Pet Community Center - (www.petcommunitycenter.org) They have just opened a new low cost spay/neuter clinic and are doing a fantastic job in this area. We are pleased to support great organizations like Pet Community Center!

6. Pauls Clinic - (www.paulsclinic.com) Located in McMinnville, TN, Pauls is an acronym for Preventing All Unwanted Litters. It is a low cost spay/neuter clinic that serves the following counties in TN: Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Grundy, Van Buren, Warren and White. In the past two years, 2,700 pets have sterilized through Pauls Clinic. Thanks to all of the organizations that do such great work in this area.



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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