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University transplant guild to hold fund-raising event

Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Published in Press Releases on March 17, 2010 (PDF)

An organization dedicated to assisting patients receiving organ transplants at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will hold a major fundraiser with a Kentucky Derby theme May 1 at a Jackson area horse farm.

The University Transplant Guild, a nonprofit volunteer organization, was formed in November 2009 to assist transplant patients and their families who have unmet needs. The group got a boost in February with a $5,000 donation from Trustmark Bank.

UMMC operates the state's only heart and kidney transplant programs.

"Day at the Derby" will be held Saturday, May 1, 4-7 p.m. at Providence Hill Farm, to coincide with the running of the Kentucky Derby. The farm is located at 2600 Carsley Road, Jackson. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to obtain tickets, visit the website here.