Jim Albritton | Six Batson Children's Hospital patients led 42 Miss Mississippi contestants down Washington Street in Vicksburg on June 25, just days before the Miss Mississippi Pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Sixty-four triathletes competed in the Mississippi Kids Triathlon at Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison. The 12th annual event is a benefit for rehab services at Batson Children's Hospital.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Few people who tour of the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit at Batson Children’s Hospital are as focused as Leah Helms. Perhaps more than most, she values the growth and success of Batson’s congenital heart surgery program, established 2 years ago, because it wasn’t available in 2009 when her infant son pierce needed it.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Justin Scruggs proposed to Paige Sandifer at Camp Rainbow, a summer camp for kids with cancer. The two, now counselors at the camp, met years earlier as patients at the Mississippi Children's Cancer Clinic at Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson. Their friends and the staff at the state's only pediatric cancer clinic tell their story. | The song in this video, "How We Make It" by Brennin Hunt (http://brennin.com ), is available on itunes at http://tinyurl.com/7zyjmlm | For more information about Batson Children's Hospital:http://childrenshospital.umc.edu
Produced by Jim Albritton | With performances from Memphis to New Orleans, Southern Halo—a sister trio from Cleveland, Mississippi—is getting rave reviews, not just for their talent, but for their charity, too.
Produced by Jim Albritton | The Jackson Yacht Club's annual "Blessing of the Fleet" at the Ross Barnett Reservoir in central Mississippi brought out boats of all sorts, including power, sail and paddle boats. Rev. Kyle Seage from St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Jackson bestowed blessing on boats and their crews and celebrity judges Melanie Christopher, Bobby Cleveland and Malcolm White judge decorated boats as they floated by the host sailboat owned by Will and Lisa Manuel.
Produced by Jim Albritton | St. Joseph Catholic School's Dance Marathon raised thousands for Batson Children's Hospital. That story is coming soon. In the meantime, here's a dance lesson for everyone.
Produced by Jim Albritton | A fast look at a few hundred reason why the saints went marching in to America's coolest city.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Commencement 2012 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is a story about family: parents and their children, a married couple and friendships that will last a lifetime. A total of 614 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals and graduate students in the health sciences, were awarded degrees at the Medical Center's 56th annual commencement at the Mississippi Coliseum.
Produced by Jim Albritton | A total of 614 physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, and graduate students in the health sciences were awarded degrees during the University of Mississippi Medical Center's 56th Commencement May 25, 2012 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs and the dean of the School of Medicine, presided over the ceremony. | University of Mississippi Medical Center
Produced by Jim Albritton | The Dragon Boat Regatta at the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, Mississippi has become a major event, drawing a diverse group of companies and organizations together for a fun, friendly team-building day on the water. | http://madisoncountychamber.com
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Produced by Jim Albritton | Six-year-old Barkley Jenkins, paralyzed in a January 2012 car accident, had the time of his life as “Pilot for a Day” at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. The Charleston, Mississippi native, a patient at Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, toured the base and was honored at each stop by pilots and crew.