News & Updates


In recognition of Scarbrough’s service, the board of directors gifted him with the first Friends car tag to be issued. (The tag, which was issued to Dr. Owen “Bev” Evans, the founder of Friends, remained on Evans’ Jeep until it was sold earlier this year and gifted to the Friends office.) A bench in front of the children’s hospital also will be dedicated to Scarbrough, and a tree in the Rainbow Garden will be dedicated to John and Jeanne Scarbrough, in memory of their son Hudson Scarbrough.

Rocky Springs donation

For more than two decades, Rocky Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Terry, MS has been actively supporting Friends of Children’s Hospital through their generous donations. Janice Taylor, the church’s Financial Secretary, and Sister Naomi Weathersby have played vital roles in driving these contributions. Sadly, Sister Weathersby passed away in 2021, but her dedication to helping … Read more

Friends of Children’s Hospital Raises $71,000 at Inaugural Clay Shoot

JACKSON, MISS. – March 24, 2023: Friends of Children’s Hospital raised $71,000 at its first-ever Clays for Kids sporting clay tournament on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Twenty-nine registered teams and 116 shooters participated in the tournament, which was held at Providence Hill Farm in Jackson. The action-packed day included a catered lunch donated by Aplos, afternoon shoot, … Read more

2023 Doo Dah Day Car Giveaway

It was a wonderful day for Waunilla Fulton, the winner of the Friends of Children’s Hospital Doo Dah Day New Car Giveaway, who drove off in a brand-new Honda HR-V 2WD LX on Friday, March 24. For $25, people could purchase raffle tickets for a chance to take home a new set of wheels–courtesy of … Read more

Friends of Children’s Hospital Announces $1 Million Endowment

Friends of Children’s Hospital, together with Children’s of Mississippi, announced the establishment of the “Dr. Owen B. and Lynn M. Evans Endowed Chair for Pediatric Neurology” on Friday, February 10, 2023. The endowment fund has been made possible by a $1 million donation from Friends in recognition of Dr. Owen “Bev” Evans’ 30+ years of … Read more

Mississippi’s Children have a Million Reasons to Celebrate today!

Century Club Charities presented a check to Friends of Children’s Hospital Tuesday, January 31 for $1 million from proceeds of the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship. A celebration was held at Children’s of Mississippi where Century Club Charities unveiled the seven-figure donation benefiting Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. Dozens of people from Friends of Children’s Hospital, Wayne-Sanderson Farms, … Read more

HGTV Stars and Friends of Children’s Hospital Light Christmas tree at Children’s of Mississippi

Friends of Children’s Hospital will continue to make spirits bright at Children’s of Mississippi this holiday season as they officially lit the hospital’s Christmas tree on Tuesday, Dec. 6, as part of their annual BankPlus Presents Light-A-Light event. Special guests Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV’s “Hometown,” alongside their daughter Helen, lit the 25-foot-tall tree. … Read more