Shannon Parker was walking with her friend, Kat Solaas, on Sunday, when a car came barreling towards them. Shannon pushed Kat out of the way saving her from serious life threatening injury. Sadly, Shannon got completely run over by the car and suffered among other things: a fractured spine, a fractured pelvis into many parts, hand and feet fractures, severe road rash almost completely covering her body, and extensive internal bleeding. Shannon recently lost her job and now has no health insurance, while her medical costs will surely run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. This page has been set up to provide a "one spot shop" to learn how you can donate towards paying for her medical expenses:
Via Memphis Italian Fest (May 31st - June 2nd only):
An anonymous donor has generously donated $1000, and will match dollar-to-dollar any donation given to Team Paisano (Team Number 30) at the Memphis Italian Festival up to an additional $1000. Team Paisano will be there during the entire duration of the festival. To donate, just find them and tell them you'd like to make a contribution towards Shannon Parker's recovery fund, Rockin' for Red. The event takes place at Marquette Park (corner of Park Avenue and Mt. Moriah) from May 31st to June 2nd. For more details about the festival, visit: http://www.memphisitalianfestival.com/
You can visit the website, https://www.paypal.com/, and send money to the email address Rockin4Red@gmail.com
Via Wire Transfer:
If you would like to wire money from your bank to the Rockin for Red fund at Regions Bank, please message this support page, or contact LaTrecia Herring or Erin Leigh Wells to have the account and routing numbers messaged to you personally. Mention Rockin for Red when you go into Regions Bank and they will ensure that the money you donate is placed into the account.
Checks should be made out to "Rockin for Red" and mailed to:
Regions Bank, 6263 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
The bank number is 901-684-4749 if you have any questions and need to call them.
Via Regions Bank:
Any Regions Bank location. Just inform the bank teller to place "Rockin' for Red Charity Fund" in the memo for your donation. If you have ANY trouble at all, simply have your bank or the branch you are going to call the branch at 6263 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119. That bank branch's phone number is 901-684-4749 if you have any questions and need to call them. To find a branch near you, visit: http://www.regions.com/locator.rf
Via Donated Items:
Shannon and Kat need several things to help them through the recovery process. Please look at the list and see if their is any help you can offer. The list is constantly being updated so please check it frequently. The list is linked below.
Several Mid-South businesses and organizations have offered to allow us to setup donation cans at their locations. Just drop by the location and put some money into the can. A full list of locations where cans have already been placed is located in the link below. The list is growing, so please check often. If you are interested in helping add a Shannon-CAN-Do-This location, please contact Genetta Debuhr via Facebook. We encourage everyone to please patronize these places and drop a donation.
Via Bake Sale:
Bake Sale for Shannon Parker will be at Colonial Park UMC, 5330 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN.
Saturday the 23rd of June, between 10 am and one pm.
IF YOU WANNA BUY BAKED GOODS TO HELP SHANNON: Just drop by between 10A and 1P.
IF YOU WANNA HELP ORGANIZE THE BAKE SALE TO HELP SHANNON: We will accept your baked goods, any kind will do, between 9 am and 10A. Come to the back of the church and come through the double doors, and a sign will direct you to the Garden Room. We need LOTS of bakers and lots of buyers. Inbox me if you need ideas or have questions. Ruth Crawford 497 5561
More details are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/292239657536485/
When: Saturday, June 30th, 2012
539 S. Highland
Memphis, TN 38111
- Live Bands
- Silent Auction
- And More....
SILENT AUCTION: For more details about the silent auction, please contact Elizabeth Kelly Eggleston
MEDIA CONTACT: Amy French through her Facebook account. Amy has been kind enough to volunteer her PR services and we are grateful.
More details are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/235769829865082/
Via Blood Donation:
While Shannon does not appear to be in need of blood immediately, a blood drive has been started in her name. In honor of Shannon Parker, Rockin' for Red has created a donor code with Lifeblood for replacement units of blood. You can give at any donor center in the Memphis area. Go to www.lifeblood.org to find the location closest to you. You can even schedule an appointment! When you do, be sure to tell them you are donating replacement units for Shannon Parker between now and June 29 to show our support for Shannon!
There is "Shannon Parker's Support Page" on Facebook that you can join. That site lists events and ways to help.
Also, you can see various TV stories about the incident and Shannon's recovery that were shown on local Memphis TV stations WREG and WMC.