Banquet Cost

$60 per person

Childcare available for $5 per child

Banquet Location

Knoxville Convention Center 
701 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902

Driving Directions 

Banquet Contact

Stacy Dunn
Tennessee Right to Life

Please contact Stacy Dunn, trlknox@trlknoxcom, for more information on Sponsorship and Table Host Opportunities.



We invite you to join us for the annual

Celebrate Life Banquet

For more than 40 years, it has been the mission of Tennessee Right to Life to advocate for the protection of vulnerable human lives.  With your help, hearts have been changed and lives have been saved. Tennessee's numbers are the lowest they have been since 1975.

Join us on October 15 at the 2019 Celebrate Life Banquet to support and be a part of the efforts to build a Culture of Life. Our keynote speakers this year are Ashley and Connie Deramus.  Reservations are required.

Register today and invite others to join you.  With your help, we can reach those in our community who can help us bring Knoxville back to life.

She Doesn't Have Special Needs; She's Just Special

Ashley of Hoover, Alabama is a sister, a friend, an entrepreneur, an advocate, a singer, a public speaker, a swimmer, a music video star and a fashion creator. She also has Down syndrome. On June 21st 2019 Ashley became the first person with Down syndrome and only the second person ever to have sung the National and Anthem and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in all 50 States.

In February 2012, Ashley, along with her mother, Connie DeRamus, established The Ashley DeRamus Foundation, an organization founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality of lifestyle for those with Down syndrome. The Ashley DeRamus Foundation works to increase awareness of Down syndrome and enlighten others about the rewards and positive contributions those with Down syndrome make to society.

Ashley launched her own fashion line, “Ashley by Design,” in July 2013 at the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) Annual Convention in Denver, Colo. The line, described as special clothing for special people, is specifically tailored for females with Down syndrome – a perfect fit that is hard to achieve off-the-rack. The clothing, because of its fashion-forward and trendy designs, has been purchased and worn by people of all shapes and sizes and has caught the attention of California Apparel News and fashion magazines and newspapers in London and Paris. Because of her work with Ashley by Design, Ashley was also named one of the “6 Entrepreneurs with Down Syndrome Who Are Inspiring the World” by Disney’s Babble in August 2013.

Ashley made her music video debut with Grammy Award-winning Christian and gospel singer Jason Crabb in a video for his new single, “Love is Stronger.” Ashley starred in the video depicting families impacted by Down syndrome which was featured by USAToday in September 2013.

As if those accomplishments aren’t enough, Ashley recently spoke at the United Nations about living with Down syndrome and was highlighted in the United Nations Social Development Network’s “Speakers Corner” video interview.

Visit Ashley's website for more information.