I am thrilled to invite you to the second annual Southern Social on March 24, 2018. The guild's signature fundraising event includes a sporting clay shoot at the fabulous Providence Hill Farm in the morning followed by a celebration that night at Renaissance at Colony Parkway. Evening festivities will include a drawdown, silent auction, live band and signature beverages.
Our first Southern Social was a record-setting fundraising event for University Transplant Guild. We were ecstatic with the response and support from so many of you. We can't wait to build on our successes from last year and make this year even bigger and better.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center's transplant program continues to grow, and in order to continue to support the needs of the only such program in the state, University Transplant Guild must grow with it. UMMC performs nearly 200 transplants per year, and the guild supports each of those patients receiving organs.
We provide comfort items when patients are admitted, such as a cozy robe and electronic tablets for emailing or moving watching. We also provide need-based emergency financial assistance to transplant patients to help pay rent, buy prescriptions, buy gasoline or whatever they may need.
We see a need for more temporary housing for patients and their families during their procedure or ancillary visits. The guild is exploring housing options for transplant patients and their families while receiving care at UMMC. This would be a huge jump in our annual budget, so we continue to need your generous support.
We ask that you consider making a contribution to help make this a reality for the state's only transplant program. Your generosity makes a huge impact on our efforts to support a rapidly expanding transplant community. Your support is what allows the guild to be a part of UMMC's drive to achieve a healthier Mississippi.
We look forward to a fun Southern Social with you!
Theresa Anderson, PresidentUniversity Transplant Guild