News & Updates

over the edge 2024

Friends of Children’s Hospital hosted it’s 8th Over The Edge event on Thursday, May 2nd in downtown Jackson at Regions Plaza. Edgers raised funds for Mississippi’s sick and injured children, and passersby enjoyed a delightful lunch, music, and the thrill of watching rappellers take the 22 story drop!

2024 Clays for kids

Friends of Children’s Hospital hosted our annual sporting clay shoot, Clays for Kids, raising $73,000 for Mississippi’s only dedicated children’s hospital.

Easter bunny bash

No bunny throws an Easter party quite like Friends! We had the best day at Children’s of Mississippi hosting our Easter Bunny Bash. More than 220 Easter baskets and 1,600 Easter eggs made for some sweet memories! Patients filled their basket with toys and happies, took a photo with the Easter bunny, and participated in … Read more

car giveaway winner announced

This year’s Doo Dah Day Patty Peck Honda New Car Giveaway grand prize winner, Marla Harbour, was our 5th Key Finalist. She drew the lucky key to win a 2024 Honda Civic LX at our grand prize giveaway party on Friday, March 22nd at the Patty Peck Honda dealership in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Mardi gras parade

Friends of Children’s Hospital hosted a Mardi Gras Parade at Children’s of Mississippi on Fat Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Members of the Child Life team, Friends staff, and board members paraded the halls tossing mardi gras beads and passing out goodie bags. Friends also delivered 16 king cakes from Broadstreet Bakery to each floor and various departments of the hospital.

Century Club Check Presentation

Hip hip hooray–Friends of Children’s Hospital accepted a very special check on Tuesday, December 12! We’re thrilled to have received $1 million from Century Club Charities, the host organization of the Sanderson Farms Championship. This donation helps us bring smiles and hope to patients at Children’s of Mississippi, our state’s only children’s hospital. We can’t … Read more

BankPlus Presents light-a-light 2023

We spent a heartwarming morning on Tuesday, December 5th at Children’s of Mississippi. Friends of Children’s Hospital hosted Santa’s Workshop, and hundreds of patients filled stockings and bags with toys, books, crafts, and games. Patients had their photo taken with Santa, too! We’d like to thank our volunteers from Paul Moak Subaru, and everyone who … Read more

30th Annual trustmark foch golf tournament recap

The 30th Annual Trustmark Friends of Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament held on Monday, October 30, was a huge success as 300 golfers turned out for an afternoon of golf and fun. Friends raised more than $145,000 from this year’s tournament. Through chilly temperatures and a bit of drizzling rain, 63 teams simultaneously played across three Jackson-area golf … Read more


Jackson, Miss.——A celebration was held on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Children’s of Mississippi to commemorate the naming of the BankPlus Community Room and applaud the remarkable success of the BankPlus Friends of Children’s Hospital CheckCard program. Through the revenue generated from the BankPlus Friends of Children’s Hospital CheckCard program, we take tremendous pride in … Read more