Lace Up Your Running Shoes for the SouthGroup 5K

The Department of Pediatrics
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
u.s. postage
jackson, ms
permit no. 510
Volume 8, Issue 20 • January, 2014
Lace Up Your Running Shoes for the SouthGroup 5K
In this Issue:
• Make A Difference with the SouthGroup 5K
• Purchase your Patty Peck Honda Raffle ticket today
• Sanderson Farms Championship presents donation
• Donations from Local Supporters
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Friends of Children’s Hospital Membership Information
Are you a Lifetime Member of Friends of Children’s Hospital? If not, it might be time to renew your membership. You can also make a donation or purchase the
“Best Friends” sticker with this form. You can do so by returning this form with your information and check made out to “Friends of Children’s Hospital” to:
Friends of Children’s Hospital | Department of Pediatrics | 2500 North State Street | Jackson, MS 39216
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If you have any questions, please call Friends at (601) 984-5273. You may also join Friends at
Make a Difference One
Step at a Time at the
6th annual SouthGroup
Insurance 5K Run/Walk set
for Saturday, February 15th
at The Woodlands Office
Park in Ridgeland. Race
registration opens at 7:30
a.m. and the race star ts at
8:30 a.m. A one-mile Kids
Fun Run is set for 9:30 a.m.
If you’d prefer to sleep in,
you can sign up as a Spirit
Runner to receive the race T-Shir t without the workout.
Awards will be given to
all top finishers and each
child who completes the
Fun Run will receive a
medal. Each par ticipant will
receive a goody bag with
the race T-Shir t and will be
entered into a drawing for
door prizes, including two
children’s bicycles. Groups
are encouraged to run
in honor of a current or
previous patient at Batson Children’s Hospital and will be
acknowledged during awards.
Drinks and snacks will be available along the course that travels west
on County Line road before winding around Northpark Mall and back
to The Woodlands Office Park in Ridgeland. The Kids Fun Run circles
the office park. Refreshments also are available at the finish line.
SouthGroup employees have presented Friends with more
than $115,000 in proceeds from previous 5K events.
Their gift helps suppor t the Child Life program at Batson
which provides patients a place to play and relax while
hospitalized as well as educates them about their illness or
Friends of Children’s Hospital would like to thank the SouthGroup
employees who donate their time to put together the 5K as
well as each sponsor and participant who make this event
possible. SouthGroup is hoping for their biggest crowd yet in
2014. Hospital supporters and die-hard runners have braved rain,
frigid cold and wind to come out and run for the patients and
SouthGroup is hopeful this year will be no exception.
Registration Details
• 5K Pre-Registration - $20.00
• 5K Race Day Registration - $25.00
• Kids Fun Run Pre-Registration - $10.00
• Kids Fun Run Race Day Registration - $15.00
Register today at or
mail in the enclosed entry form
Friends of Children’s Hospital
Board of Directors
Sanderson Farms Championship “Birdies” for the Kids
Executive Committee
Chairman of the Board
Color Me Rad 5K to Run Through Fondren
The 2nd annual Color Me Rad 5K is set to color the streets of Fondren
on March 22nd, as part of Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend. Last
year’s race sold out so register today at and when
you do, enter the promo code FONDREN for Friends of Children’s Hospital
to receive 20% of your registration fee. Grab your friends and prepare
to be bombed with color during one of the raddest 5K’s around, all while
supporting Batson Children’s Hospital. If you have already registered for the
5K and did not enter the promo code, please send an email to [email protected]
with your name and address and we will submit your name to still receive the
20% donation from Color Me Rad.
Purchase your Patty Peck Honda Fit Raffle Ticket Today!
Sara Ray
Honorary Chairman
Suzan Thames
Leigh Reeves
President- Elect
Rob Armour
Jackie Petrus
Rebecca Ezell
Donna Windsor
Bob Abney, MD
Kristin Allen
Sidney Allen
Katy Creath
Jordan Haywood
Cathy Havens
Mary Hill
Alyson Jones
Bryan Jones
Holly Lange
Bruce Leach
Paul Loyacono
Katherine McRae
Melanie Morgan
Scott Overby
John Scarbrough
Ellen Skrmetti
David Spurk
Libba Vickery
Brenda Hayes-Williams
Representatives with Sanderson Farms, Inc. and Century Club Charities presented the
proceeds from the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship to Friends of Children’s Hospital
and University of Mississippi Medical Center Representatives on Thursday, December
19th in the children’s hospital lobby. The 2013 tournament raised a record $300,000.
On top of that donation, two anonymous donors stepped forward, each with a gift of
$100,000, making the grand total donated to $500,000. Friends is deeply grateful to
those involved in making the PGA Tournament a success for our state and our state’s only
children’s hospital. Funds raised from The Sanderson Farms Championship are earmarked
for the new Children’s Heart Center at Batson Children’s Hospital. The 2014 Sanderson
Farms Championship is set for November 3-9 at Annandale Golf Club in Madison. Please
visit for additional details.
Fondren Renaissance will present
the fourth annual Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend
March 21 and 22, honoring
Vietnam Veterans and raising money for
Friends of Children’s Hospital.
Activities begin with Dancing in the Streets
with The Bouffants on Duling Avenue
on Friday night and conclude on Saturday
with a “Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans”
nighttime, patriotic parade throughout
Fondren’s historic business district. The
parade will feature the world-famous Sweet
PotatoQueens®, lead by Jill Conner Browne.
Visit to learn more.
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the key that opens
the 2013 Patty Peck
Honda Fit Sport. You
can purchase your
raffle tickets today
by returning the entry
form below or visiting
the Friends website at Photos
of the car, additional
information and contest
rules are also available
online. Thank you to
Patty Peck Honda,
ClearChannel Radio and all the Zippity
Doo Dah® Weekend sponsors for your
continued support. More than $225,000
has been raised from previous events for
Friends and Batson Children’s Hospital.
Please make checks payable to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children
Void where prohibited by law.
Ruth Ann Allen
Rick Barr, MD
Becky Bates
Blair E. Batson, MD
Angela Compere
Owen B. Evans, MD
Guy Giesecke
Hunter Hatten
Jennifer Hospodor
Matthew Johnson
Susan Shands Jones
Tena McKenzie
Mart McMullan, MD
LaDonna Northington
Kristie Nutt
John Clark Packer
Judy Packer
Amanda Sartain
Back this year as
part of Fondren’s
Zippity Doo Dah®
Weekend is the
Patty Peck Honda
Doo Dah Day Blue
Car Giveaway!
Patty Peck Honda
in Ridgeland has
donated a 2013
Honda Fit Sport to be given away during
the festivities. Purchase your $25 raffle
ticket today for a chance to win the
car. Six key finalists will be drawn from
all entries, one each Friday beginning
February 21st and announced live
on Miss103. The six key finalists will
gather immediately after the Color Me
Rad 5K to see which lucky person has
Please make checks payable to Friends of Children’s Hospital. Void where prohibited by law.
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