MPA donates to Memorial's ThinkFirst Program

GULFPORT, Miss – The Mississippi Paralysis Association recently donated $30,400 to the Memorial Hospital Foundation to support its ThinkFirst Program. This program teaches school-aged children the importance of brain and spinal cord injury prevention. Memorial Neurosciences & Rehabilitation, will deliver this program to approximately 6200 school-aged children in 8 schools located in Harrison, and Madison Counties during the 2013-14 school year.

Since 2007, The Mississippi Paralysis Association has donated over $209,000 to the Memorial Hospital Foundation and has provided helmets to over 8,000 school-aged children across the State of Mississippi. 

“We were once again pleased to support Memorial’s ThinkFirst Program. If we prevent one tragic accident through this program, one life from being changed forever, then we have accomplished our goal” said, Natalie Ellis, Executive Director of the Mississippi Paralysis Association.

The Mississippi Paralysis Association, Inc., is dedicated to improving all areas of life for individuals living with paralysis in MississippiThe mission of the Memorial Hospital Foundation is to assist Memorial in “building a healthier community.” In particular, to develop philanthropic support for Memorial Hospital and to generate a high level of community understanding and involvement in Memorial Hospital’s vision, mission, goals and objectives.

Anyone wishing to donate to this fund can do so by contacting Sandra Jordan, Memorial Hospital Foundation Donor Marketing Specialist, at 228-865-3419 or