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Tuesday, May 2 • 10:30am - 11:30am
New Beginnings: A Powerful Story of Advocacy and the NFL
Sylvia Mackey tells the story of her husband, National Football League-great John Mackey of the Baltimore Colts, and his struggle with frontotemporal dementia. She details her experience as a caregiver and explains her role as an advocate in memory care.

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Sylvia Mackey

You could say Sylvia Mackey spent much of her life on the sidelines living in someone else’s shadow – a rather large shadow cast by a six-foot, two-inch, 220-pound football star. You see, since 1963, Sylvia Mackey was married to her college sweetheart, a former NFL tight end who played for nine seasons with the Baltimore Colts (1963-1971), ended his career with the San Diego Chargers (1972) and, in 1992, became the second pure tight end to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame... Read More →



Tuesday May 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Music City Center | Room 205 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203