Peyton Manning, Kara Lawson film ads to support Summitt's foundation

Peyton Manning and Kara Lawson are taking part in a new commercial due out nationally this fall hoping to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s and support the Pat Summitt Foundation’s push to find a cure.

Lawson filmed her scenes in the Lady Vols’ locker room on the Tennessee campus Monday, while Manning shot his portion Tuesday at Neyland Stadium in the locker room named for the quarterback. Summitt stopped by each session.

Summitt stepped down as the Tennessee women’s basketball coach in April 2012, months after announcing she had early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. Summitt led Tennessee to eight national titles in 38 seasons, and her 1,098 career wins are the most by any Division I basketball coach. She remains on Tennessee’s staff as head coach emeritus.

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kyvol98 writes:

Excellent!
As one who has watched a parent go through this disease, I do hope they can help make a difference.

voloffaith writes:

The dollars raised and awareness given will definately make a difference. Whether a cure comes as a result we don't know. As with Cancer research and other debilitating afflictions we are in the hands of a Creator "who always does right." Trusting like Job did in the midst of the storms about us is why it is called FAITH. You can't see with the physical eye the Master,but very much daily we see His omnipotent hand moving in the affairs of men. As queen Esther was for a "time and a place" so is Coach Summitt.Her heightened visibility is an excellent springboard for this affliction to get,as it has, more exposure. Thanks Peyton and Kara for giving back as those "who have received much."

tovolny writes:

GOOD GOOD GOOD...two great Tennessee ambassadors extraordinaire.

Why the ills of the world have to be resolved by private funding has always not set right with me. Every country in the world should be funding and working in unison to find a cure to this disease.

To the leaders of the world:..."C'MOM MAN."

Dsidekick writes:

Can't wait to see it.

Dsidekick writes:

I just wish that these foundations and organisation would tell us 1. just how much money they have received. 2. where did that money go. I have heard that as much as 85% of the moneys they receive goes to administrative fees, if thats true what a kick in the teeth.

SummittsCourt writes:

Peyton, Kara and Pat - It doesn't get much better than that. This speaks volumes about their relationship with Pat Summitt and their character as well. Kudos to them. and proud VFL!

87and1dad writes:

in response to Dsidekick:

I just wish that these foundations and organisation would tell us 1. just how much money they have received. 2. where did that money go. I have heard that as much as 85% of the moneys they receive goes to administrative fees, if thats true what a kick in the teeth.

Sidekick,
Unfortunately I have to agree with you. When the Red Cross asks for help for tornado, hurricane, and other victims and the director gets paid $400,000 plus per year, America has problems. To truly help victims, give to the Salvation Army or Baptist Disaster Relief; 1% goes to administrative costs.
Also, I have a close friend who is a doctor and he said that the cure for cancer will never be shared because it would put thousands of people out of work due to the fact that labs, technicians, and some doctors are living off of the millions raised. I pray that this is not the case with money raised someone all Vols love - Pat Head Summit!

tovolny writes:

There has to be some admin going on. The money has to be counted, banked, distributed, and results duly accounted. Your money is easier for you to share than your time. However, anyone willing to go to a disaster area and hand out cash would be doing a wonderful thing. Also, if anyone really has the time to go to every university and research lab to provide direct funding, well that would be great. When you give money to a foundation like The Pat Summitt Foundation or the Jimmy V Foundation some of the money does reach the target. Right now, I cannot see how funding could skip over the admin obstacle. If you or anyone has suggestions, please share them.

madrigal writes:

Peyton and Kara have shown time and again how much they are a part of Tennessee, even though they came here from somewhere else. The amount of good things they have done for UT and for Knoxville are amazing! Good job, y'all!

huntined#565710 writes:

GREAT people doing GREAT things....
Just a reminder to those that have not read SUM IT UP go get that book..it is one of the best gifts I have ever received.

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