Monday, January 16, 2012

"We Back Pat" Week

Despite the weather and the holiday, UPS still delivered my "We Back Pat" shirt this afternoon in time for "We Back Pat" week!

I may be snowed in all week and unable to show public support, but I still really do love this story. During this week, there will be public awareness efforts brought to the basketball games.

Pat Summitt is the head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team (anyone who knows me is probably pausing right now to realize I am writing a blog post that actually has a sports reference).

I saw her story at the end of last year when she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. I GREATLY admire her public grace with this illness and how her colleagues and players have stepped up to support her. I hope she brings a lot of power and publicity to Alzheimer's.

You can learn more about her at The Pat Summitt Foundation.

It is funny that in the space of about a month I have two posts about t-shirts benefiting causes considering I am not normally one to purchase "cause" t-shirts.

This bright orange shirt I am very proud to wear and I really appreciate the attention and the funding this special week will bring to a truly terrible illness.

The Alzheimer's Reading Room has as great post for the kick-off on Sunday. You can watch the video to see how well-loved this woman is in her community. I wish them a lot of success with this effort.


  1. Equally surprised by your sports post and that you'll be wearing orange. ;)

  2. I know. Very worthy cause though with a sports person trying to do a ton of good. :)

  3. Yes I have heard a little about her and the support behind her. It is really nice. Also good to bring visibility to the disease.