Peyton Manning gives $500,000 to Pat Summitt Foundation

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is making a significant donation for the treatment, research and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Pat Summitt Foundation, started by the legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach who recently retired because she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, announced today that Manning and his wife have pledged a $500,000 to the Foundation. Peyton played his college football at Tennessee, where Summitt was head basketball coach from 1974 to 2012.

The gift will go toward education and awareness efforts, support services to Alzheimer’s patients, their families and caregivers, and research to treat, prevent and one day cure Alzheimer’s disease.

Peyton Manning also serves on the Pat Summitt Foundation’s advisory board.