Arthritis Foundation Hosts Annual Tribute Dinner Honoring

Dr. Shirley Raines of University of Memphis and OrthoMemphis

The Arthritis Foundation, Memphis Area office, will host its annual Tribute Dinner Gala on Friday, April 11th, 6:30 pm at The Peabody Hotel. This year’s honorees are Dr. Shirley Raines, president of the University of Memphis and influential figure in the Memphis community; and OrthoMemphis, P.C., which has provided comprehensive, personalized orthopaedic care to arthritis patients since 1969.

The Arthritis Foundation’s Annual Tribute Dinner recognizes outstanding community members who exhibit strong leadership and make significant changes to better Memphis and its organizations. Whether significantly helping in the fight against arthritis or striving to make a difference in the community at large, the honorees have clearly dedicated themselves to further advancing and improving the city. By honoring these esteemed Memphians, this dinner works to raise funds for the numerous programs and services that the Arthritis Foundation conducts throughout the year. Recent honorees include, University of Memphis Head Basketball Coach John Calipari, Smith & Nephew and Dr. Scott Morris.

“We are thrilled to recognize this year’s guests of honor, Dr. Raines and OrthoMemphis, , for their ongoing commitment to bettering our community,” said co-chair Charles Burkett. “Gary Shorb and I both believe this is such a terrific event to be a part of since it not only raises money for a worthwhile organization, but in the process recognizes community members that have devoted their work and lives to improving Memphis.”

The Arthritis Foundation will also present one special person with its esteemed Volunteer of the Year Award at the Annual Tribute Dinner Gala Friday evening.

About the Arthritis Foundation

The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Visit or call 901.685.9060.

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