Ad Spot

Nexstar Donates to Project Lifesaver in Honor of Ivy Anderson

HUNTSVILLE – Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation has donated $15,000 in honor of Ivy Anderson to the Project Lifesaver initiative in Marshall County.

Nexstar is the corporate parent organization of WHNT News 19 and WHDF – The Valley’s CW. The memorial donation honors Ivy Anderson, a young reporter with WHNT who died suddenly in August 2019 shortly after reporting about Project Lifesaver’s mission and fundraising efforts.

WHNT held a commemorative ceremony to present the check and dedicate a space to Ivy’s memory on the station grounds, Lori Miller said. Miller, a Madison resident, is Director of Research for WHNT/WHDF.

Project Lifesaver helps law enforcement, first responders and caregivers to monitor and protect individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering. These individuals are equipped with transmitters that can easily track them if they wander off. The program is critically important for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Project Lifesaver is free, but the equipment is expensive. “The program is funded largely through public and charitable donations,” Miller said. “Project Lifesaver was highlighted in a local news story produced by WHNT-TV reporter Ivy Anderson that resulted in several new donations. Shortly after the story aired, Ms. Anderson suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.”

“Ivy was a bright, young, shining star in our newsroom, and her reporting on Project Lifesaver and the resulting donations enabled the local sheriff’s office to purchase four new transmitters and receivers for the program,” Stan Pylant said. Pylant is Vice President and General Manager of WHNT-TV/WHDF-TV.

“We miss Ivy every day, but we are incredibly proud to be making this donation to celebrate her life and the good work she did,” Pylant said. “Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar in 114 markets across the country is core to the company’s mission, and we are proud to make this donation on behalf of WHNT-TV/WHDF-TV, Nexstar Media Group and all of Nexstar’s 13,000 employees.”

Established in 1958, Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to public charities and non-profit organizations to improve its home communities.

For more information, visit nexstar.tv.

Bob Jones High School

Top teacher honors go to CMSgt. Ellis Clark at Bob Jones

Huntsville

Madison County encourages customers to conserve water

Madison

MCSO: Three early morning drug raids net numerous drugs, arrests

Madison

Huntsville Museum of Art offers free admission on Sunday, July 3

Huntsville Museum of Art offers free admission on Sunday, July 3

Business

Aerobotix and ASA partner to deploy robotic systems for hypersonic missile manufacturing

Madison

MPD seeks help identifying theft suspect

MPD seeks help identifying theft suspect

Madison

Madison couple killed in motorcycle crash

Huntsville

Thrive Alabama to host community health fair on Saturday

Madison

Coroner: Man found dead in Falkville suspect in Ohio slayings

Liberty Middle School

DeYoung honored as Liberty’s ‘Teacher of the Year’

Madison

Marcia Coons’ books satisfy a child’s whimsy, nurture reading

Lifestyles

Tomato Hornworm: a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Madison

FDA: Currently marketed JUUL products must be removed from the US market

Huntsville

Theatre Huntsville to present “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn

Madison

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church members in Puerto Rico for mission trip

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church members in Puerto Rico for mission trip

Madison

Atlanta Braves to stop in Madison today as part of their “World Champions Trophy Tour”

Madison

Madison Police involved in stand-off on Harborview Dr.

Madison

Madison man faces manslaughter charge in child pool death

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – June 22, 2022

Madison

Fire in Limestone County involving 24 vehicles contained

Madison

Home Place Park awaits ribbon cutting on Thursday

Madison

Public invited to Quarterly Music Meetup at The Orion Amphitheater

Madison

EDITORIAL: Tonight’s community meeting about changing Madison’s city structure is very important

Madison

Crawfish Festival coming to Toyota Field July 2

x