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Angiel and St. Jude patients promote St. Jude message

Angiel and St. Jude patients promote St. Jude message

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has launched a new series of public service announcements (PSAs) to help raise awareness and deepen the understanding of the hospital's lifesaving mission through real St. Jude heroes – its patients and families.

St. Jude has not produced national PSAs since 2003 and timed the new multichannel campaign to coincide with the hospital's 50th anniversary.

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First Lady Michelle Obama headed to Memphis

First Lady Michelle Obama headed to Memphis

by Tarrin McGhee
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

The first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, will be the special guest at an Obama for America fundraising reception to be held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center on June 28 at 11:30 a.m.

The reception is open to the public, and ticket prices for the event range from $500 for individual tickets to $5,000 for two reception tickets and a photo with the first lady. For $35,000 the option to co-chair the reception is also available and includes six tickets plus a photo for two.

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Maya Angelou joins Agape celebration

Agape Child & Family Services' annual HeartLight fundraiser, presented by IMC Companies, will feature Dr. Maya Angelou.

The participation of the iconic poet, filmmaker, author, playwright and civil rights activist is designed to bridge the gap between community responsibility and the love that Agape shares for helping families in need.

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BRIEFS & THINGS: New scholarship to honor Dr. Raines

A new scholarship has been established to honor Dr. Shirley Raines, president of the University of Memphis, by Brad Martin and his wife, Dina Martin. The scholarship, which will be awarded annually to three undergraduates from West Tennessee who intend to pursue a career in teaching, is being underwritten initially by a commitment of $100,000 from the Martins.

The scholarship recognizes Raines for her leadership of the University of Memphis since July 2001.

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