Manning and Lawson join Alzheimer's battle

Manning and Lawson join Alzheimer's battle

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Peyton Manning and Kara Lawson are taking part in a new commercial due out nationally this fall hoping to bring awareness to Alzheimer's and support the Pat Summitt Foundation's push to find a cure.

Lawson filmed her scenes in the Lady Vols' locker room on the Tennessee campus Monday, while Manning shot his portion Tuesday at Neyland Stadium in the locker room named for the quarterback. Summitt stopped by each session.

Summitt stepped down as the Tennessee women's basketball coach in April 2012, months after announcing she had early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. Summitt led Tennessee to eight national titles in 38 seasons, and her 1,098 career wins are the most by any Division I basketball coach. She remains on Tennessee's staff as head coach emeritus.

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