July 2011

Vol. 1, Edition 6

Summer is for Kids

Whether it is playing at the local park or going for a swim, summer truly is the season for kids.


This July financial institutions in and around Jackson have joined the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation in promoting the services of Ayers Children's Medical Center. You have the opportunity to make a donation in support of these services by purchasing a Little General paw print for $1 at the following locations:

  • BancorpSouth
  • Bank of Jackson
  • CashMaster
  • Clayton Bank and Trust
  • Commercial Bank and Trust
  • Community Bank
  • FirstBank
  • First South Bank
  • First State Bank
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Leaders Credit Union 

"All of these businesses are community-minded and we're proud they have partnered with us in raising funds to support our many pediatric services in West Tennessee", said Deena Kail, executive director for Ayers Children's Medical Center.


Several thousand children annually receive services through Ayers which encompasses the outpatient clinic, the Therapy & Learning Center, neonatal services, pediatric services, and the Healthy Start program.


For more information on becoming a part of this fundraiser, contact the Foundation at (731) 984-2142.

Water Wise
16 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Summer  

Whether they're sailing, swimming or just splashing around, even most land lubbers appreciate the refreshing joys of spending time near or on the water when the temperature rises. But water fun can also be dangerous. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital sees an average of five water-related injuries to children under age 18 each year. Whether you're hanging 10 or hanging out, don't take a vacation from safety.

Pool Safety
1. Always supervise children. It only takes a second for a child-even one who can swim-to slip into a pool or gulp too much water.
Irby Staff Gives Back  


irby check presentation 6-11Stuart C. Irby Co. recently experienced an extensive remodel of it's Jackson, Tennessee location. To celebrate the completion of that project, the staff planned a grand re-opening "Under the Big Top" transforming their back lot into a carnival style atmosphere with booths of games, food, and entertainment.


Irby has a long history of good corporate citizenship and chose to use their event as a fundraiser for the Therapy & Learning Center. Donation jars were placed throughout the event so that guests could contribute. At the end of the day, the group presented a check to the Therapy & Learning Center for $250.

In This Issue
Summer is for Kids
Water Wise
Irby Gives Back
Sunscreen News

The Latest News on Sunscreen  


In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new requirements for over-the-counter sunscreens. While the agency still believes the use of sunscreen is safe and effective, they are looking more closely at marketing claims used by manufacturers. 


Specifically, makers can no longer use the terms "waterproof", "sweatproof", and "sunblock" because the claims overstate the effectiveness of the product. Sunscreens will also have a Broad Spectrum Value, which will indicate the product's protection level from both UVA and UVB rays.


For more information on these new regulations,click here.


Summer is for Kids Campaign

July 1-31


Cotton Cotillion

September 22

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Ayers Children's Medical Center
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 541-6448


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