Join us December 16 from 1 – 4 p.m. for “Praises of Hope”- a gospel showcase featuring BET’s Sunday Best season 5 finalist and Mississippi native Ashford Sanders. Praises of Hope will focus on the lifesaving and life healing gifts of organ, eye, and tissue donation.
The showcase will also feature local praise groups as well as Mississippians sharing their stories about the gifts of donation! This event is free to the public. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Singers and praise dancers interested in participating may contact Becky Pierson at (601) 933-1000.
Due to rain the Legacy Lap has been moved from the lawn facing State Street to the Norman C. Nelson Student Union on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. This is the location notated on the invitation below as the location to use in case of inclement weather. We hope to see you there!
Please join the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA), the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, and the University Transplant Guild for a special afternoon to celebrate those who have been personally touched by organ, eye, and tissue donation. The 2nd Annual Legacy Lap will be held at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Friday, April 15th, 2016. The event will kick off shortly after 11:30 a.m. with a press conference to share the importance of registering to be an organ, eye and tissue donor and to share stories of donation. Donor families, transplant recipients, those on the National Transplant Waiting List, and their families and friends, will join staff to release balloons in honor of those who have given the Ultimate Gift of Life. Then, attendees will take the Legacy Lap, a walk in honor of the Wall of Heroes. The Wall of Heroes is a special memorial wall at UMMC that recognizes organ, eye and tissue donors who left a legacy of hope to help others in need. The Legacy Lap will conclude back at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union, where food and refreshments will be served.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Norman C. Nelson Student Union. Parking for the event will be available in Parking Lot D beside the Norman C. Nelson Student Union and Garage A beside University Hospital. Please find directions below: