Jun 7, 2012, 4:10 PM EST
The Southeastern Conference and its member schools have come together to donate $100,000 to Pat Summitt’s Foundation Fund, which was set up to raise money for research to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
Summitt stepped down as the head coach of Tennessee’s women’s basketball team and assumed the role of head coach emeritus in April. She coached in Knoxville for 38 years.
She revealed in August that she has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia.
Over the course of her career, she won eight national championships and qualified for the Final Four 18 times.
Since her retirement, she has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a civilian.
In addition, women’s coaches in the SEC voted unanimously to continue “We Back Pat Week,” which raises awareness for Summitt’s cause.
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