Colts, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Honor Indianapolis "Angel"

The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce Ritha King, a former Major in the United States Army and a constant servant to individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, as a 2016 honoree of the Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce Ritha King, a former Major in the United States Army and a constant servant to individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia, as a 2016 honoree of the Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. King will be recognized at the Colts home game this Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Ritha King has been taking care of others for over half her life. Between her time serving in the Army and her time serving those with Alzheimer's and dementia, she has been a caregiver for many. Originally from Tennessee, this Hoosier transplant has been in service of others as both her profession and calling.

King served her country for 22 years as a Registered Nurse while earning the rank of Major. She continues to volunteer her time to help teach new military medical staff how to build mobile hospitals in dangerous areas.

Using the skills she learned from her time in the military, King created a home healthcare program for patients with Alzheimer's and dementia. Her nominator explained, "My mom is still with us only because of Ritha's loving care and knowledge of how to care for the elderly with dementia."

King said, "Someone needs to be willing to raise their hand and be willing to help." This is her mantra and reasoning of why she joined the military and has devoted many years to her healthcare program. For her devotion and compassion to serving others, we want to congratulate Ritha King as this week's Anthem Angel.

King will receive four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with her photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on www.colts.com, as well as on-field recognition at the game.

Nominations are currently being accepted for upcoming 2016 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit: www.colts.com/anthemangels.

Past Winners:

Doug Greenwood

Larry Brunson

Tom Morales

Karly Keiper

Brooke Moreland-Williams

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