Projects and Events
Lillian’s Legacy-KDMC Foundation Travel Expenditure Grant
Lillian’s Legacy and the KDMC Foundation are excited to announce a partnership to assist families of pediatric and adolescent patients who face the hardship of out-of-pocket expenses due to the need for care outside our community. Lillian’s Legacy is a non-profit organization established in memory of Lillian Grace Hux, who passed away due to complications with Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome.
Through this grant program, families can apply for up to $500 in funds to help compensate them for costs associated with travel they have incurred between January 21st, 2023 through June 30th, 2023,
The application deadline is July 15th, 2023.
Willing Hearts Memorial Garden
The Willing Hearts Memorial Garden was dedicated in September of 2017, in memory of longtime hospital supporter, former KDMC board member, and Willing Hearts Circle member, Sue Fenn Minter.
The garden is located on the northwest end of the hospital and it features a four-foot Maltese cross, which is the symbol of the Willing Hearts. This cross was built by Sue Fenn Minter's husband, James, and it serves to commemorate Sue Fenn Minter and Willing Hearts members who have passed away. This garden is surrounded by beautiful flowers and open to the public as a place to come sit peacefully.
Memorial bricks and benches can be purchased in memory of a loved one, or simply as a token of your support to our hospital.
For bench orders, please contact us directly at 601.835.7900 to discuss the inscription and pricing.
If you’ve been to King’s Daughters Medical Center or one of our clinics lately, you’ve probably seen one of our employees decked out in a KDMC t-shirt or sweatshirt. They wear these in a wide range of colors. You may haven’t even seen us proudly displaying them at the store or a sporting event. These shirts are part of a fundraising effort by the KDMC Foundation. Foundation President and KDMC Occupational Wellness Director Melissa Leggett picks out colors and designs.
Our employees buy these and love wearing them to work and to play. It gives them a comfortable way to go about their day and they get to proudly display their organization’s logo. It’s been a fun little idea that sprang up at the beginning of the pandemic and remains a continued effort by the Foundation.
Thanks to all KDMC employees who help make us better in so many different ways.
ICU Waiting Room Renovation
Through the generous donation of Frances Brady, the KDMC Foundation was able to renovate and dedicate the Thomas Pickens Brady, Jr. ICU Waiting Room. Families now have a comfortable spot to spend hours while monitoring the progress of their loved ones in our Intensive Care Unit. The space features sleeping chairs, a big-screen television, and a snack area.
There are times when families have to say goodbye to their loved ones. Thanks to Riverwood Family, the KDMC Foundation was able to create a space for those tough times. The Bereavement Room features a comfortable spot for those families to spend time to together and remember those who have meant so much to them.