Children's Hospital Honored By City - - Jackson, MS

Children's Hospital Honored By City

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - In the wake of the Sanderson Farms Championship, Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber presented officials at Blair E. Batson Children's hospital with a proclamation, declaring Monday Blair E. Batson's children's day.

The proclamation honors the faculty and staff at the medical facility for the care they provide young patients.

Yarber says the hospital provided his daughter Toni with life saving treatment, removing a cancerous tumor, when she was just nine months old. Today she's cancer free. 

"It's our way of saying thank you to the hospital for this institution for their commitment to the health of every child in Mississippi," said Mayor Yarber.

It's health services like those that saved 9 year old Toni Yarber in her early years,  that the annual golf tournament helps continue to provide, by raising money for charity, that is then donated to different areas of the children's hospital.

"It's huge that it was in the capitol, absolutely where it belongs," added Mayor Yarber. "When there is an event of that magnitude in the state, it needs to be in the capitol city, besides that, the emphasis to support this hospital, that event carries, we want to be sure that any event that will support the hospital, it's mission then we wanna be behind it.

"They're really taken it way beyond where it was in previous years, at least in contributions to the Children's Hospital," said Batson Children's Hospital CEO Guy Giesecke. "Were confident they're going to meet their goal."

Organizers of this years Sanderson Farms Championship say they hope to raise a million dollars through the event.

They hope to have a total on how much was raised in the coming weeks, making a check presentation that will help secure medical services to save young lives in Mississippi.

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