Neurological diseases affect 14% of Americans, and that number is expected to triple by 2050, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). There is a serious shortage of Neurologists in the U.S. with just 4.6 Neurologists per 100,000 people.  In Georgia, the number drops to just 3.3 Neurologists per 100,000 Georgians.

Tanner competes with hospitals across the country to recruit physicians, and the demand for neurologists and accelerate Tanner Health System's neurology program by years, if not decades.



“As with most diagnoses, you gradually learn you are not in the boat alone. Experiences, obstacles, and struggles are shared by all family members and patients with neurological conditions and diseases. For this reason, the Fulford Family wants to do what it can to ease the burden on the local patients of neurological conditions and diseases and their families through the James R. Fulford Neurology Endowment Fund at Tanner.”

-Mrs. Linda Fulford

Our local impact

We love keeping track of the work our organization has done in numbers to provide greater detail in outlining our  impact.


Neurological diseases affect 14% of Americans. That is expected to triple by 2050.


Neurologists per 100,000 Georgians. That number is well below the national average.

1.5 mil

dollars needed to fully fund the endowed chair of Neurology


Funds raised to date. 

Local Parkinson's support group

  • Contact: Liz Key

Support Group meetings at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Carrollton GA each 3rd Monday of the month at 11am. 

Boxing Support

Boxing Support Group for seniors and suffering from Parkinson's

Cutman Boxing Club

310 A. Newnan Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
Monday and Wednesday 11:30am

Instructori: Kenneth Rooks

Alzheimer’s  Support Group

The Carroll County Alzheimer’s Support group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Birches at 10am.

201 Permian Way
Villa Rica GA

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Support Groups

There were about 61,000 Traumatic Brain Injury-related deaths in the United States in 2019. That’s about 166 TBI-related deaths every day.

This is one example of the many educational resources we are providing to lend itself to a smarter outreach strategy. By doing this thing, we are able to provide for these other things and help this other very specific thing be brought to life. Our goal is to do this thing so that this bigger thing can happen.

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Neurology Patient Support Group and Education

  • Various links for national level neurology organizations for education and support by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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Local MS Support Group

Third Thursdayof the Month
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church
9190 Campbellton Street | Douglasville, GA 30134

Contact: Stephanie | 770-577-0408

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We are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness and support for The James R Fulford Endowed Chair of Neurology and all of the many wonderful supporters, volunteers, and donors who believe in our mission.

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