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Published in Media Alerts on November 29, 2012 (PDF)

Bank Plus Presents the Light a Light Project for Friends of Children’s Hospital

Media Contact: Jen Hospodor at 601-984-1105 or jhospodor@umc.edu.

JACKSON, Miss. – Batson Children’s Hospital will celebrate the holidays at its 23rd annual Light-a-Light ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Batson Children’s Hospital lobby at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Ballet Mississippi will perform excerpts from The Nutcracker for the patients and Chick-Fil-A will provide light refreshments at the celebration, which culminates in the official lighting of the Christmas tree by the 2012 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion for Mississippi, Christopher Pena. The ceremony is one of remembrance as each individual light on the Christmas tree has been purchased in honor or memory of someone.

Started in 1989, the ceremony is the oldest fund-raising event for the Friends of Children’s Hospital and raises more than $25,000 each year.  For more information about purchasing a light, please contact Melanie Schade at 601-984-5273.