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Carol Jenkins Barnett Family Trust gives $800K to Drug Free Florida

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Drug-Free Florida saw another big fundraising period, raising more than $800,000 in about a week. State records show the organization raised $805,000 between July 9 and July 15, the most recent fundraising period. That sum includes a single $800,000 donation from the Carol Jenkins Barnett Family Trust and brings its total fundraising haul to more than $8.1 million Carol Jenkins Barnett is the daughter of George Jenkins, the founder of Publix Super Markets. She is a longtime supporter of programs…

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Darryl E. Owens: Pat Summitt’s death is slam-dunk signal of need for more funding to fight Alzheimer’s Disease

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Pat Summitt’s death presented a solemn moment for reflection on an accomplished life. In a legendary 38-year career, the former University of Tennessee coach with a Hall of Fame scowl put women’s basketball on the map. She guided her Lady Vols to 18 NCAA Final Four appearances and eight national championships while exploding myths about women coaches on her way to claiming the crown as the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history. Still, her most enduring legacy may…

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