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Televisions to be Presented to Monroe Carell Jr Childrens Hospital


August 24, 2012


Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital Nashville, TN

A Wish Come True: Televisions to be presented to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Memory of Chad Crabtree

Wish Presentation Today, Friday, August 24, at 5:30 p.m.

The Event

Eleven televisions will be installed in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s sixth-floor myelosuppression unit as part of Chad’s wish to provide patients with state-of-the-art entertainment.  Chad passed away April 19, 2012, and the televisions will be presented in his memory today at 5:30 p.m. with Chad’s family on-hand. 


The Background: Manchester, TN native Chad was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010 when he was 15 years old. As a patient at Children’s Hospital, Chad would often watch television in order to pass the time.  When Make-A-Wish told him that he would be granted a wish, Chad knew exactly what he wanted:  new, flat screen televisions for rooms in the myelosuppression unit so that other patients may enjoy them. Chad’s wish is sponsored by the Ayers Foundation and Turner Construction.



Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, second-floor performance stage



Friday, August 24 Media should arrive at 5:30 p.m. for the presentation.

Media interview opportunities available with the family, Make-A-Wish, Children’s Hospital officials and sponsors


Media Parking: Parking is available in the South Garage, located adjacent to the hospital on Children’s Way. Members of the news media should come to the Children’s Hospital second-floor information desk for an escort to the event


CONTACTS:  Ashley Davis, Director of Development & Communications

                        Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee

                        Cell: (615) 973-4644 / email:


                        Jeremy Rush, media relations manager

                        Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

                        (615) 322-4747 / email:


About Make-A-Wish®:  Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded

in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since inception.  For more information about the Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.


About The Ayers Foundation: The Ayers Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life in the state of Tennessee.  The Ayers Foundation believes that quality of life can be improved through the areas of Education, Conservation and Social Welfare. The vision of The Ayers Foundation I s to build a foundation that operates into perpetuity and provides educational scholarships and community grants for organizations throughout the state of Tennessee. For more information about The Ayers Foundation, visit


About Turner Construction: Turner Construction Company provides building services to clients who value diligence, resourcefulness and creativity in a partner. We maintain a network of offices in North America and around the globe, with a staff of 5,000 employees who work on more than 1,200 projects each year. With $8 billion in annual construction volume, we rank first or second in the industry’s major market segments.

As a North America-based, international company, we are able to offer clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization. For more information about Turner Construction Company, visit


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Press Contact

Beth Torres
President & CEO
600 Hill Avenue Suite 201
Nashville, TN  37210

Phone : (615) 221-2200 x4058
Fax : (615) 221-2233

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
600 Hill Avenue
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 221-2200