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Sen. Bill Ketron, second from right, receives a check from, Andrea Craig Roberson of Life Care Center of Columbia, Pallie Jones of Health Care Management Services and Mark King of Community Care of RuCo ( L to R) at the THCA’s annual charity event.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fifty-four legislators won donations for charities in their communities during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s (THCA) annual “Partnering for Charity” event, including Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) and Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro).

Carr and Ketron both won $150 for their charities, Greenhouse Ministries and Special Kids, respectively.

The lawmakers tossed a football to earn contributions to charities of their choice throughout the state. Among those charities receiving donations this year were Boys & Girls Clubs, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the American Cancer Society. Local senior centers, libraries, schools, churches and other organizations were also chosen for donations.

Each year, the charity giveaway is a highlight of THCA’s Legislative Conference, an event that brings long-term care professionals together with state lawmakers to discuss what it takes to provide quality services for the state’s elderly and disabled.

“Each year, our members enjoy partnering with their legislators to raise money for charities,” THCA Executive Director Ron Taylor said. “In addition to providing 24-hour care to the elderly and disabled, this is one more way for nursing homes to give back to the communities they serve. The charities appreciate the donations, and we are honored that so many legislators join us for this special event.”

The Tennessee Health Care Association is a nonprofit association representing long-term care facilities throughout the state. For more information about nursing homes, contact THCA at (615) 834-6520 or visit www.thca.org.

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