The Seafood Nutrition Partnership Kicks-Off Restaurant Week

Memphis Seafood Week begins October 17-21

 With October being National Seafood Month it was only right to highlight our seafood partner restaurants for Memphis Seafood Week 2016. Eating healthy is a good way to keep a healthy heart. The national non-profit, Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is doing its part by building a coalition of community leaders, restaurant owners, and other influencers that will help spread the message of the health benefits that come along with consuming seafood.

We are proud to share with you our Memphis partners. These restaurants are doing their part to encourage a healthier lifestyle by offering their patrons healthy seafood dishes. We are encouraging Memphians to patronize these restaurants and take a selfie from October 17-21 to post to social media with the hashtag #Seafood2xWkMem.

 

  • Flying Fish (105 S. 2nd Street)
  • Pearls Oyster House (299 S. Main)
  • Captain D’s (All Locations)
  • Cajun Catfish Company (1616 Sycamore View)
  • Humdingers (1134 N. Germantown Parkway & 6300 Poplar Ave Suite #101)
  • Fish Net (2731 Lamar Avenue)
  • Southwind Fish (7915 Winchester Rd. Suite 101)
  • Bayou Bar & Grill (2094 Madison Ave.)
  • Mardi Gras Memphis (496 N. Watkins)
  • Sekisui (All Locations)
  • Tsunami (928 Cooper St.)
  • Déjà vu (51 S. Main St.)

 

About SNP

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. SNP, a member of the Non-Communicable

Diseases Roundtable, leads education efforts to help Americans gain the skills to select, order and prepare fish and shellfish, and to inspire a healthier America by promoting a nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood. For more information, visit

seafoodnutrition.org.

 

 

 

 

LAURAN STIMAC NAMED TO MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY SPORTS AUTHORITY BOARD

Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle and Cox, P.C. Attorney Lauran Glassman Stimac has been appointed by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland to the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority Board. She was confirmed by the City Council and will serve a six-year term through 2022.
“The FedEx Forum is a gem in our community,” Stimac said. “I look forward to working with the other board members of the Sports Authority to maintain it and enhance the athletic events in the area.”
The Sports Authority Board is comprised of residents from Memphis and Shelby County. It is charged to develop a master sports plan and to manage the debt and capital improvement requirements for the FedEx Forum.
Stimac received her bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond and is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Virginia and Mississippi. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Memphis Area Legal Services and serves as the sponsorship chair for their inaugural Justice for All Ball.
About Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P.C. Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox is a boutique law firm engaging only in civil trial litigation in courts primarily around the Mid-South, including in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama. Our lawyers focus their talents on helping clients achieve the best possible results in their trial and arbitration matters both inside and outside the courtroom. The firm is renowned for its ability to handle the most difficult legal situations with targeted and steadfast intensity. Representing clients on both sides of the docket gives us unique insights into what motivates our opponents in court and during settlement negotiations.

HEALTHY HEART SUMMIT KICKS-OFF NATIONAL SEAFOOD MONTH

THE GOAL IS TO INFORM MEMPHIANS OF THE BENEFITS OF A SEAFOOD-RICH DIET
October is National Seafood Month and the Memphis Coalition of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is kicking it off with the Healthy Heart Summit. The event is Saturday, October 1 at St. Andrew A.M.E. Church Community Life Center, located at 1472 Mississippi Blvd, Memphis, TN, 38106 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The summit will showcase the health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease, of seafood-rich diet.
The panelists include Cardiologist Dr. Claro Diaz, Internist Dr. Patrick Malone, and Roshun Austin, CEO of The Works, will be on hand to discuss the health benefits of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Chef Ayanna Johnson will demonstrate how easy it is to prepare low-cost seafood dishes at home. She also will mention overall seafood awareness, including how to buy it and which time of year seafood is the freshest. Fitness expert Rodrick Walls will provide cardio workout demonstrations for a healthy heart and discuss cardio fitness.
“Sadly, Mid-southerners are ranked as some of the most unhealthy and obese residents in the United States,” said Deidre Malone, Memphis Director, SNP. “Through the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, we are able to educate our residents on the health benefits associated with omega-3 fatty acids. We are also able to teach them how to cook and buy seafood cost effectively.”
National Seafood Month events in Memphis focus on encouraging Mid-Southerners to eat at least two servings of seafood per week according to the guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture. They sign a Healthy Heart Pledge stating their commitment to do so, and to date, nearly 2,000 Memphians have signed the pledge.
Other events during National Seafood Month in Memphis are:
Former NBA All-Star Detlef Schrempf will visit Memphis and hold a news conference on October 3. Schrempf serves on the board of directors for SNP.
Health Fair at Abundant Grace Fellowship Church on October 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Restaurant Week during October 17-21 featuring participating Memphis-area
restaurants that serve seafood on their menus.
Councilwoman Patrice Robinson Town Hall meeting on October 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
at The Healing Center.
Healthy Heart Sunday, a collaboration of the faith community to encourage
members to sign the Healthy Heart Pledge on October 30.

About SNP
The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to
inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about essential
nutritional benefits of eating seafood. SNP, a member of the Non-Communicable
Diseases Roundtable, leads education efforts to help Americans gain the skills to select,
order and prepare fish and shellfish, and to inspire a healthier America by promoting a
nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood. For more information, visit
seafoodnutrition.org.

Robert Cox Co-Chairs Planned Parenthood Fundraising Committee

Campaign aims to raise $12 million

 Robert Cox, shareholder with Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle and Cox, P.C., has been named Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee for Planned Parenthood of the Greater Memphis Region. The Memphis chapter announced a $12 million fundraising campaign, titled the “Now Campaign,” and has already secured $9.8 million in gifts and pledges.

The money raised by the campaign will be used for increased patient care, including a second Memphis location. Funds also will be utilized to enhance the education, advocacy and sustainability goals of the organization.

Cox received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. The Memphis native, is a member of the Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas Bar Associations and Board Member of the Orpheum Theater.

About Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P.C.
Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox is a boutique law firm engaging only in civil trial litigation in courts primarily around the Mid-South, including in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama.  Our lawyers focus their talents on helping clients achieve the best possible results in their trial and arbitration matters both inside and outside the courtroom.  The firm is renowned for its ability to handle the most difficult legal situations with targeted and steadfast intensity.  Representing clients on both sides of the docket gives us unique insights into what motivates our opponents in court and during settlement negotiations.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens THIS SATURDAY with BISHOP G.E. PATTERSON ARTIFACTS

Personal items of the late Bishop G.E. Patterson will be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) when the museum opens this Saturday, September 24, at the National Mall in Washington D.C.

More than 20 items were donated to the museum by the Bishop’s widow, Louise Patterson, and will be part of the Cultural Experience Exhibit located on the fourth floor. Two items are currently on display, Bishop Patterson’s collar and crucifix. A video excerpt from one of Bishop Patterson’s sermons can be seen as a part of the exhibit.

A leader in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) denomination, Bishop Patterson was the founder of Bountiful Blessings Ministries and served as Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of COGIC from 2000 until his death in 2007.

Current Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake shares his thoughts on this important tribute. “The Church of God in Christ is honored that our former Presiding Bishop G.E. Patterson, will have items displayed at the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture,” said Blake. “Bishop Patterson was an incredible leader and friend who loved the Church of God in Christ, what a great way to honor his memory.”

Mrs. Willie Mae Rivers, COGIC International General Supervisor for the Women’s Department remembers Bishop Patterson fondly. “The legacy and ministry of Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson will forever live in the hearts of COGIC,” said Rivers. “I was blessed to serve with him during his entire term as Presiding Bishop and it was a joyous time to serve with such an awesome leader. This honor means so much to those of us who knew him and loved him.”

“I am speechless that my husband’s life accomplishments are recognized in this way,” said Louise Patterson. “It is truly an honor to have his work for the Lord enshrined in a Smithsonian museum for generations to see.”

The NMAAHC will open this Saturday and include a dedication ceremony with President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. Visit https://nmaahc.si.edu for more information on the grand opening. This is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture and houses more than 40,000 artifacts.

 About Bountiful Blessings Inc.

Bountiful Blessings Inc., founded by Bishop G.E. Patterson in 1967, has been a beacon of hope and light for many in our global community for more than 35 years. The organization strives to provide individuals and families from all walks of life with resources and Godly principals to live healthy and abundant lives. Since Patterson’s passing, his wife, evangelist Louise Patterson, has continued his work with the same emphasis. For more information about Bountiful Blessings, please call 1-800-544-3571 or visit www.bbless.org.

 

BlueCross Launches Campaign To Combat Opioid Abuse

BlueCross Health Foundation Awards Grant to Count It! Lock It! Drop It!TM

Count, Lock and Drop your pills! That’s the message from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, which is teaming up with the state Department of Health and the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition to reduce prescription pain medication abuse in Tennessee.

 To help address the state’s opioid epidemic, the BlueCross Health Foundation is providing a $1.3 million grant to expand the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition’s Count It! Lock It! Drop It!™ program to counties with high rates of opioid deaths. The funding will support training and outreach efforts including a public education advertising campaign.

 

According to Dr. David Reagan, chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health, opioid abuse is one of Tennessee’s most concerning public health issues. “It will take various parties and a multifaceted approach to tackle this crisis, and we’re pleased to have the state’s largest insurer commit itself to this cause,” Reagan said.

In 2015, BlueCross covered more than 1 million opioid prescriptions for its members – that’s more than 66.6 million painkillers dispensed. “We know pain medication is necessary to treat many conditions; but there is a clear need to engage in clinical and social efforts across the state to prevent the many tragedies that individuals, families and entire communities have faced from opioid abuse and addiction,” explained Dr. Andrea Willis, chief medical officer for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Count It! Lock It! Drop It! was co-founded in 2011 by Christina Merino and Kristina Clark of the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition. The goal was to build a comprehensive, community-level approach to prescription drug misuse. The program ensures patients are receiving the same messaging at doctors’ offices and pharmacies, as well as integrating counseling on the addictive nature of certain medications and teaching drug safety skills.

The Count It! Lock It! Drop It! program encourages community members to:

 

  • Count It!Count pills once every two weeks to monitor theft and help ensure medications are taken properly.
  • Lock It!Lock and store them in a secure place where others would not think to look.
  • Drop It!Take unused or expired medications to drop boxes located in participating law enforcement offices or pharmacies or during take-back events.

 

“Many adults and teens do not understand the dangers of misusing prescription drugs, and think of them as safe because they are prescribed by a doctor,” said Christina Merino, co-founder of Count It! Lock It! Drop It! “Our program educates everyone from health care providers to grandparents on the need to use, store and dispose of prescription medications safely.”

BlueCross Community Relations and Foundations Director Dawn Abel pointed to research that shows 55 percent of those who abuse painkillers in Tennessee get them from a friend or relative who has a prescription. “Count It! Lock It! Drop It! has a proven track record of educating communities on the importance of safeguarding and properly disposing of prescriptions,” Abel said.

Last year, the Count It! Lock It! Drop It! program in Coffee County collected approximately 600 pounds of various medications at its three drop boxes in the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, the Manchester Police Department and the Tullahoma Police Department. The estimated street value of the collected opioids was more than $11,387.

Count It! Lock It! Drop It! is currently operating in 32 counties statewide – 11 in East Tennessee, 18 in Middle Tennessee and three in West Tennessee – with its educational and grassroots program. A main element of the program is permanent drop boxes located in law enforcement offices. By September, all 95 Tennessee counties will have a box in place. For more information on Count It! Lock It! Drop It! or to locate a drop box, visit www.countitlockitdropit.org.

 

Bishop G.E. Patterson’s Items Selected for Display in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Museum Set to Open Sept. 24

Personal items of the late Bishop G.E. Patterson will be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) when the museum opens to the public on September 24 at the National Mall in Washington D.C.

The items were donated to the museum by the Bishop’s widow, Louise Patterson, and will be part of the Cultural Experience Exhibit located on the fourth floor.

“I am speechless that the Bishop’s life accomplishments are recognized in this way,” said Louise Patterson. “It is truly an honor to have his work for the Lord enshrined in a Smithsonian museum for generations to see.”

The grand opening of the NMAAHC will be a weekend-long event beginning on September 23 with a music festival, Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration, on the Washington Monument grounds. Saturday will include the museum’s dedication ceremony with extended hours for the crowds. Multiple outdoor viewing areas with large screens will be available to help accommodate the large crowds view the ceremony. Visit https://nmaahc.si.edu for more information on the grand opening.

A leader in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) denomination, Bishop Patterson was the founder of Bountiful Blessings Ministries and served as presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of COGIC from 2000 until his death in 2007.

The NMAAHC is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture and houses more than 37,000 artifacts. It will be the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution when it opens in September.

 About Bountiful Blessings Inc.

Bountiful Blessings Inc., founded by Bishop G.E. Patterson in 1967, has been a beacon of hope and light for many in our global community for more than 35 years. The organization strives to provide individuals and families from all walks of life with resources and Godly principals to live healthy and abundant lives. Since Patterson’s passing, his wife, evangelist Louise Patterson, has continued his work with the same emphasis. For more information about Bountiful Blessings, please call 1-800-544-3571 or visit www.bbless.org

The Non-Profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) Launches The 2016 Seafood Recipe Sweepstakes In The United States To Encourage People To Incorporate More Seafood Into Regular Meals

The 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating seafood at least twice a week and to take in at least 250mg of omega-3s EPA+DHA per day. Currently only 1 in 10 Americans follow this guideline.

As part of SNP’s 3-year public health education Healthy Heart Pledge campaign, the 2016 Seafood Nutrition Partnership Recipe Sweepstakes encourages people to show how easy, delicious, and nutritious fish and shellfish can be to add to weekly meals. “We are excited to introduce this consumer education program to teach Americans about the critical importance seafood nutrition has in supporting heart and brain health,” said SNP Executive Director Linda Cornish. “This program not only highlights the health benefits seafood offers, but also how simple, easy and delicious it is to incorporate seafood at least twice a week into your regular meals.”

Beginning today through October 21st, people are encouraged to share a photo of a seafood dish prepared using 5 ingredients or less (not counting spices/garnishes) on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #HealthyHeartPledge and #SNPSweepstakes for a chance to win a $250 gift card. A total of ten winners will be randomly selected in accordance with the Sweepstakes Schedule, with winners being announced on http://www.SNPSweepstakes.com and SNP’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Official instructions and rules of the sweepstakes are as follows:

  • Share a photo of a seafood dish prepared using five (5) ingredients or less (not counting spices/garnishes) and list the ingredients or provide a link to a page, which includes a list of the ingredients, and, if possible, include the directions in the social post or via a link.
  • Post to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #HealthyHeartPledge and #SNPSweepstakes.
  • A total of ten winners will be randomly selected in accordance with the Sweepstakes Schedule to win a $250 gift card. People can submit one entry per day, and SNP will announce winners on http://www.SNPSweepstakes.com, and SNP’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.
  • No purchase necessary. The sweepstakes ends on 10/21/16. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., 18 and older. For Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions, visit http://www.SNPSweepstakes.com. Void where prohibited.
  • By posting the #HealthyHeartPledge hashtag, you are taking SNP’s Healthy Heart Pledge. This means you recognize seafood is a healthy choice for you and your family and you’ll pledge to eat at least two servings of seafood each week and supplement with omega-3s. You can learn more about the Healthy Heart Pledge and sign up for our newsletter for information to help you eat more sustainable seafood on http://www.seafoodnutrition.org/healthy-heart-pledge.html

About Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. SNP, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and NCD Roundtable, leads education efforts to help Americans gain the skills to select, order and prepare fish and shellfish, and to inspire a healthier America by promoting a nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood and omega-3s. In October 2015, SNP launched a three-year national public health education campaign. For more information, visit SeafoodNutrition.org.

Talented Poets Delivered Forceful Messages at the National Civil Rights Museum’s Drop the Mic Poetry Slam

“And Justice For All” Was The Spark of Thought-Provoking Artistry

  Poets from age 14 to 35 shared their perspectives at the National Civil Rights Museum” Drop the Mic Poetry Slam.  This year’s theme was “And Justice For All.” There were 32 contestants that participated in the third year of this event held on Saturday, August 13 at the museum.

“This event showed that the abundance of injustice that exists has truly captured the attention of all ages,” said Terri Freeman, President, National Civil Rights Museum. “We were fortunate to be in the presence of great poets who did an excellent job in turning that pain and frustration into hope and unforgettable art.”

The winners in each category are the following:

  14-17 Age Group 18-25 Age Group 26-35 Age Group
1st Place Kyla Lewis Shawne McCoy Yolanda Gates
2nd Place Marquavious Moore Jeshaun Powell Carin Malone

 

The grand prize winner in each category received $1,000 and a museum family membership and the runner up in each category received $750 and a museum family membership.  The judges this year were Emmy Award winner and 3 time individual World Poetry Slam champion Ed Mabrey, 2014 NCRM Drop The Mic Poetry Slam winner Markuitta Washington, University of Memphis Professor of African American Studies Dr. Verner Mitchell, poet Sebastian Carson, and, NCRM Historian Ryan Jones,

About The National Civil Rights Museum

The NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, located at the historic Lorraine Motel where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, is the only Museum of its kind in the country that gives a comprehensive overview of the American Civil Rights Movement from 1619 to the present. The Museum is intended to bring the movement to life, place the events in a historical perspective and provide a focus of national remembrance. Since the Museum opened in 1991, close to 5 million visitors from around the world have come, including more than 60,000 students annually. Recognized as a center for civil rights and social change, the Museum is steadfast in its mission to share the culture and lessons from the Movement and explore how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom globally.

Through interactive exhibits, historic collections, storytelling, dynamic speakers and events, the museum offers visitors a chance to walk through history and learn more about a tumultuous and inspiring period of change. Then, invites you to Join the Movement, take a stand and share your voice on issues that impact our society.

An internationally acclaimed cultural institution, the Museum was recognized as USA Today’s Top 10 Best American Iconic Attractions; Top 10 Best Historical Spots in the U.S. by TLC’s Family Travel; Must See by the Age of 15 by Budget Travel and Kids; Top 10, American Treasures by USA Today; and Best Memphis Attraction by The Commercial Appeal and Memphis Business Journal.

 

www.civilrightsmuseum.org

Attorney Stimac Joins Memphis Area Legal Services Board of Directors & Serves as Sponsorship Chair of Justice For All Ball

Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, PC Attorney Lauran Stimac has recently joined the Board of Directors of Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS) and will serve as the sponsorship chair for the first annual Justice for All Ball benefiting MALS. “Our community’s need for the services MALS provides grows each year, and we must raise funds to provide MALS with the resources to meet those needs,” said Stimac.
Stimac is a Memphis-based trial attorney with the Firm where she handles medical malpractice, legal malpractice matters and assists attorneys facing board-related disciplinary complaints.
MALS is the primary provider of civil legal representation to low income families in the western Tennessee counties of Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale. MALS helps individuals and families facing critical, sometimes life-threatening, situations including domestic violence, mortgage foreclosure, wrongful denial of healthcare and other necessary services, consumer fraud or predatory lending and special challenges of children and the elderly. MALS does not accept fees for its services and does not handle criminal cases, class action lawsuits or fee generating cases such as personal injury or worker’s compensation
“I’m very excited about this opportunity to help our Memphis community through providing a quality service to the underserved and giving hope to those who might have once felt vulnerable during their time of need,” said Stimac. “I’m also super excited about this year’s Justice for All Ball, and I hope that the legal community will come out in full force to support this worthy cause.”
The Justice for All Ball is a superhero-themed event that will be held at the Halloran Center on Saturday, October 15, 2016. It will be a fun night with live music, a silent auction, and more – all to benefit MALS.
Individuals and businesses interested in participating in the Justice for All Ball as sponsors should contact Lauran Stimac directly at (901) 527-4673. Tickets are $125 each with all proceeds going to support MALS. The black tie (and cape) optional event will begin at 7pm. For more information on purchasing tickets, please visit The Justice For All Ball website.
About Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox:
Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox is a boutique law firm engaging only in civil trial litigation in courts primarily around the Mid-South, including in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama. Our lawyers focus their talents on helping clients achieve the best possible results in their trial and arbitration matters both inside and outside the courtroom. The firm is renowned for its ability to handle the most difficult legal situations with targeted and steadfast intensity.