Pictured above from l. to r. – Foundation Executive Director John Bell and Carmen’s Fund founder Mike Burnette

Burnette is the founder of the Carmen’s Fund

Cookeville – Mike Burnette received this year’s Foundation Champion Award at the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation’s 15th annual A Woman’s Heart event Thursday, Feb. 2 for his ongoing work with the Foundation through the Carmen’s Fund CPR Education Program.  

Executive Director John Bell made the presentation, citing Burnette’s dedication and support of the Foundation.

Burnette is the founder of the Carmen’s Fund and an ongoing supporter and volunteer at Foundation events. He is a leader for Foundation educational activities focused on community emergency response and preparedness. The mission of Carmen’s Fund is to build a community of everyday heroes by providing AED, CPR and emergency intervention training aligned with established national standard curriculum.

Carmen’s Fund focuses on providing classes for Upper Cumberland nonprofit organizations and individuals who may struggle to access training elsewhere. The Foundation Champion Award is presented annually and honors those who have a true vision for Foundation goals and a developed plan for improving community health and compassionate care for patients.

Award winners are true members of the Foundation family and advocated for the cause.

Photo courtesy of CRMC.

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