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Secretary of State’s Office Makes the Holidays Brighter at Batson Children’s Hospital

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and several of his staff members stopped by Batson Children’s Hospital on December 19th with sweet treats for the children and a donation for Friends of Children’s Hospital.  Staff members donated the proceeds of their holiday party silent auction and funds collected in their … More

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Tri-State Trucking makes holiday donation to Friends

Tri-State Truck Center in Jackson made a holiday donation to Friends of Children’s Hospital in the amount of $3,474.  Each year their employees vote on a local organization to receive donations collected in the office.  The corporate office for Tri-State then matches all donations received.  Friends of Children’s Hospital representatives … More

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Tree-Lighting Celebration a Success at Batson Children’s Hospital

Patients and their families gathered in the Batson Children’s Hospital Lobby on Tuesday, December 10th for a short program to celebrate the annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony at children’s hospital.  2013 CMN Champion John Matthew Davis flipped the giant candy cane switch and lit both Christmas Trees.  Ballet Mississippi followed excerpts from … More

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Sigma Nu donates funds to Friends

Representatives with Sigma Nu Fraternity at Ole Miss presented $25,000 to members of Friends of Children’s Hospital at halftime during the Ole Miss/Missouri game.  The donation was made in honor of Mrs. Olivia Manning as a portion of the proceeds raised from the annual Sigma Nu Charity Bowl held at … More

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Book of Manning Premiere benefits Friends

The ESPN Special The Book of Manning premiered at Ole Miss on Friday, September 6th .  Archie and Olivia Manning welcomed special guests for the private screening and funds raised were presented to Friends during the Ole Miss-LSU football game. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Dr. James … More

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Friends wins Jackson Restaurant Week

            Jackson Restaurant Week representatives presented Friends of Children’s Hospital board members and hospital staff with a $10,000 check on Wednesday, October 23 in the Batson Children’s Hospital Lobby.  Area supporters had the chance to vote for their charity of choice from 10 nominees during … More

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Mullen Family 36 Foundation donates to Friends

Megan Mullen, second from left, wife of Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen, presents a $25,000 donation for Friends of Children’s Hospital to, from left, Dr. Ali Dodge-Khatami, professor of pediatric and congenital heart surgery, Terri Gillespie, chief nursing officer for Children’s of Mississippi, Sara Ray, chairman of the … More

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Patty Peck Honda Winner Announced!

The winner of the 2013 Patty Peck Honda Civic is Mar y Ann Albin of Madison! As part of Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend, the winner of the Patty Peck Honda Doo Dah Day Blue Car Giveaway was announced following the Color Me Rad 5K. Thank you Patty Peck Honda, … More

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Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah donates to Friends!

Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend, presented by Fondren Renaissance, presented a record donation of $100,000 to Friends following the third annual festival in March. Sweet Potato Queen® Jill Conner Browne led the march through a dizzying array of events in Fondren, including the Color Me Rad 5K, Zippity Doo Dah® … More

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SouthGroup donates $23,000 from 5th Annual 5K

2013 SouthGroup Insurance 5K 023Representatives with SouthGroup Insurance Services presented the proceeds from the 5th Annual SouthGroup Insurance Make A Difference 5K to Friends board members during the March board of directors meeting. More

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