Gary Tanner

Gary Tanner is a former communications specialist for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, as well as a contributing writer to Better Tennessee magazine. He has more than 30 years of experience in editing and writing for newspapers, magazines and wire services.

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Stories by this contributor

  1. Apply for a BlueCross Diversity Scholarship: Diversity scholarships support minority students studying health care

  2. Hard Knocks Lead to Brighter Futures: YMCA boxing program offers mentoring, helps boys build self-control and discipline

  3. Chattanooga Students Stepping Up: High school internship program improves prospects for kids and the community

  4. Committed from the Start and Racing Toward Results: Q&A on the BlueCross legacy of caring for the community

  5. Childhood Experiences Drive Career Aspirations: Minority scholars entering medical fields will help foster inclusion and address healthcare disparities

  6. Fighting For The Future: Family ties move Grizzlies star Mike Conley to fight sickle cell disease

  7. Golf’s Angels Behind the Scenes: St. Jude Classic golf tournament volunteers give back to children affected by life-threatening diseases

  8. Short Breaks Recharge Students’ Brains: Memphis teacher finds movement leads to better thinking

  9. Special Shows Bring Special People Together: Theater outings break isolation for young adults with special needs

  10. Memphis Kids Are Earning Their Wheels: Bike Recycle Program gets kids moving by matching them with bicycles of their own