Light-a-Light fundraiser underway

Light-a-Light fundraiser underway


Providing holiday cheer to Mississippi’s healthcare heroes and youngest patients, the BankPlus presents Light-a-Light event kicked off December 7 at the children’s hospital’s annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony.

For those pediatric patients spending Christmastime at Children’s of Mississippi, their hospital stay will now be a little brighter, thanks in part to the generosity of donors who purchase a light on the ceremonial tree. The Friends of Children’s Hospital’s oldest fundraiser, Light-a-Light, not only provides festive décor, but more importantly, raises critical funds for Mississippi’s only hospital dedicated solely to caring for kids.

Individual lights may be purchased for $10 and donated in honor or memory of a loved one, or an eternal light, illuminated and acknowledged each year, may be purchased for $250. Likewise, corporate giving is another way to add some sparkle to the Children’s of Mississippi corridors. These lights are sure to make a lasting impression on both the recipient and the children hospitalized at Christmas. Honorees receive a special card with your company logo printed on it, as well as the holiday greeting of your choice.

“The gift of light–and life–is an incredibly meaningful and selfless way to honor and show your appreciation to friends, family members, teachers and colleagues this holiday season,” said Friends Executive Director Rochelle Hicks. “Funds from Light-a-Light support the hospital’s mission to provide life-saving, specialized care to Mississippi babies, children and young adults, and there’s no better gift than that!”

Near and dear to the hearts of Mississippians, particularly those whose lives have been touched by the children’s hospital, the Bankplus presents Light-a-Light campaign’s goal is to make the hospital stay as special as possible for those patients and their family members who must spend their holidays in the hospital. To purchase a light, text LIGHTALIGHT to 41444, call 601-936-0034 or visit

Friends of Children’s Hospital, founded in 1989 by a group of dedicated volunteers from across the state, supports Mississippi’s only children’s hospital by driving fundraising, growing voluntarism and building awareness. For more information about Friends of Children’s Hospital, please

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