It’s the season of giving, and we’re proud to work alongside local community businesses that are dedicated to giving back not only through their everyday work, but through donations and drives for organizations near and dear to their own hearts.
Check out how these Franklin Lifestyle partners are giving back to their communities.
The Aesthetic Parlor
Taya Reeves and Jessica McNeil, FNP-C, are the duo behind Downtown Franklin’s The Aesthetic Parlor. They help their own patients look and feel their best every day through medical-grade skincare, Hydrafacials, microneedling and injectables, among other services, and while the pair support the community through their daily work, they’re also passionate supporters of the Alzheimer’s Association. Founded in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association operates a 24/7 hotline staffed by clinicians and specialists to provide support, offers, online tools and resources, and has more than $360 million invested in research efforts. Currently, there are more than 55 million people living with dementia worldwide, with more than six million Alzheimer’s patients in the United States alone.
On November 4th, the pair will join efforts with other Nashville neighbors for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s taking place at Nissan Stadium. With more than 200 teams and 750 participants, the goal is to raise more than $1.3 million to support and advance research toward methods of prevention, treatment, and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. ACT.ALZ.org
Mary Lynn Moran, MD
Mary Lynn Moran, MD, is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon (certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology) whose approach lies in patient education, finding concerns, explaining the underlying causes and discussing potential solutions. Her double board certification allows her to transform patients both functionally and cosmetically, and while she’s passionate about helping her patients, she’s also proud to support a number of local charities.
Dr. Moran supports Face to Face through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, providing free facial reconstruction for victims of domestic violence. In 2020, Dr. Moran spearheaded a reconstructive effort for a domestic violence survivor in Nashville, where several Franklin Lifestyle magazine supporters and advertisers chipped in to provide a makeover that led to restoring her pride and sense of self. In addition, Dr. Moran provides teaching and surgery in third-world countries – she’s even been to Vietnam three times to provide aid.
Dr. Moran also supports Proverbs 12:10, an animal rescue organization. She’s a self-described “foster fail” who now raises a pup she once fostered through the organization. When her Franklin-based clinic celebrated its grand opening, Proverbs 12:10 was the featured charity. Proverbs1210Rescue.org
Beauchamp Animal Hospital
Speaking of pets, the team at Beauchamp Animal Hospital in Grassland has taken care of the community's furry friends since the late 1970s. While the medical care and healing of so many paws has long been appreciated in Franklin, Dr. Adam Bush is also committed to local philanthropy.
FrankTown Open Hearts is a local organization with a goal to bring physical and spiritual hope to low-income youth in the community through academic assistance, mentoring, recreation and spiritual growth opportunities. Dr. Bush is a monthly donor and a supporter of the annual fundraising event each October and the FrankTown Festival of Lights each holiday season. He previously served as the first program director and volunteer when the program was kicking off in 2008. You can enjoy Williamson County’s drive-through holiday light show beginning November 17 through December 31 at the Ag Expo Center, which supports FrankTown Open Hearts. Learn more at FranktownOpenHearts.com
Additionally, Dr. Bush supports Cul2vate. The Middle Tennessee-based organization supports physically and spiritually hungry individuals in the community through local produce grown, harvested, and distributed around town, also providing career opportunities for those they work to feed. The organization’s director, Joey Lankford, just recently officiated Dr. Bush’s wedding. Cul2vate.org
Porsche of Nashville
This Cool Springs-based luxury car dealership has been a community staple since 2012, helmed by general manager Cody Bender. Day to day, the team helps clients find their perfect new whip, but there are plenty of community contributions beyond cars. Earlier this year, the Porsche of Nashville team, together with other local businesses, supported local charity Team Chad in a remarkable way. Inspired by a young man named Chad Welch who lost his battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in 2007, aims to help others navigate a cancer diagnosis and treatments through financial aid. In the past 15 years, Team Chad has provided more than $1.7 million in financial support for cancer patients and their families throughout Middle Tennessee.
Navigating the financial hardships that come along with a cancer diagnosis is one thing, but many in the Nashville community also experience difficulty getting to and from appointments. Porsche of Nashville, Sonic Automotive, and Cool Springs Wine and Spirits banded together to provide a Team Chad-branded sprinter van so Nashville General Hospital can pick up and drop off patients to their appointments. Learn how you can support at TeamChad.us
In addition, Porsche of Nashville has supported area police departments, the Nashville Rescue Mission, the SPCA of Nashville, and Apprentice Academy.