Stan Brock, founder of the Knoxville-based Remote Area Medical (RAM) organization, died on August 29 in Rockford, Tennessee at the age of 82. RAM clinics provide free health care services to people who live in rural areas where such services are not available or are inaccessible.
Remote Area Medical will hold a memorial service to celebrate the volunteer corps’ founder and president on Sept. 27.
During Brock’s 33-year tenure, RAM provided 740,000 people with more than $120 million of free health care. In lieu of flowers, Brock requested donations be made in his memory to Remote Area Medical.