Miss Mississippi, Sarah Beth James, and Miss Outstanding Teen Mississippi, Christina Bostick, will be visiting the patients at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children Tuesday, July 20 at 2 p.m.
James and Bostick will be passing out teddy bears to the patients and visiting the activity rooms.
The bears were collected during the Teddy Bears and Tiaras campaign, leading up to the 2010 Miss Mississippi pageant in Vicksburg.
James, whose platform is promoting organ and tissue transplantation, will represent the state in the 2011 Miss America Pageant set for Jan. 15 in Las Vegas.
As one of 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals across the country, Batson Hospital benefits from a unique partnership between The Miss America Organization and Children's Miracle Network. Each year, the new Miss America serves as a Goodwill Ambassador, raising funds and awareness for the nation's premier children's hospitals.
About Batson Children's Hospital
The Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children is the only hospital in the state devoted exclusively to the care and treatment of sick and injured youngsters. More than 150,000 children from all of the state's 82 counties come to Batson Hospital each year. The spectrum of care ranges from well-child care for healthy newborns to care for cancer, birth defects, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, neurological disorders, pulmonary disease, trauma, allergies, diabetes and numerous other childhood illnesses.