The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation’s largest annual event is their Community Reinvestment Awards (CRA). For outstanding service to Mississippi children, Operation Shoestring was one of four community organizations honored as 2009 Grand Award Recipients at the event. The 13th Annual CRA was held on Thursday, November 5 in the Medical Mall’s Thad Cochran Center at 6:00pm. This year’s guest speaker was Dr. Benjamin Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins Children’s Hospital. Special thanks go to Executive Director Primus Wheeler, Deputy Director Lori Greer, and Public Relations Manager Zakiya Summers, as well as all of the Medical Mall Foundation’s board for this wonderful distinction.
Operation Shoestring receives a generous check of $5,650 from the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation. Pictured from left to right: Dr. Aaron Shirley, Operation Shoestring Director Robert Langford and noted author and speaker Dr. Ben Carson.