Miss Grambling 2017-18 Jimmitriv Roberson To Dedicate Her 21st Birthday To Raising Funds For Children Fighting Cancer At St. Jude
“God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through”
Miss Grambling State University 2017-2018, Jimmitriv Roberson, is working to dedicate her birthday to the kids of St.Jude to give them the ultimate gift!
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Growing up Roberson said she saw commercials about the children at St. Jude who were fighting cancer and she wished she could one day be able to help.
Her wish will come true on September 11, 2017, as she places her heart and dedication into this cause and what makes this date so special is that September is ‘Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!’
The university leader registered her birthday, personalized her birthday page, and now she is sharing her page every and anywhere she can in order to reach her goal!
After being crowned the 2017-2018 Miss GSU, Roberson wanted to, of course, give back to her university, but she also wanted to reach beyond GSU and make a difference in the world.
This was a great opportunity for Roberson because she has such a love for healthcare and a passion for helping others.
When she announced her goal on social media so many of her friends and family jumped on board and were extremely supportive.
Dessie Pruit said to Roberson, “This is your calling, go for it.” Patricia Coleman-Hampton said, “You are always thinking of others sweetheart, I have no doubt that you are going to reach your goal.”
“Having this as a financial goal in my platform as Miss GSU means the world to me, and I would just like to show the children of St. Jude that Grambling cares and “Pays It Forward.”
That is why the soon to be 21-year-old is dedicating her milestone birthday celebration to the children of St. Jude and she is asking for supporters of Grambling, HBCU’s and of the cause to send donations/act of kindness that would not only be greatly appreciated but can even help save a child’s life.
“My initiative for St. Jude will go on throughout my reign as Miss GSU until we reach the ultimate goal of $10K. From July 1 until September 11, the goal is to raise $2,000,” she said.
Already off to an excellent start, as of July 29, 2017, Roberson and supporters raised $1,141.
“The donations are greatly appreciated,” Roberson said. “It really warms my heart when my peers and supporters give back, especially to a cause such as this one, let’s keep going.”
After September 11, there will be other events and activities on campus and on social media to continue to work towards the $10K goal.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
St. Jude also has other ways to give including, personalized tribute pages, dedicating your wedding, fundraising at work, payroll deduction and more!
Roberson is a senior native of Arcadia, Louisiana majoring in biological sciences. She is the daughter of Jimmy and Triveria Roberson. She has been a recipient of several past scholarship awards and has held leadership positions on the Favrot Student Union Board. After graduating from GSU, she plans to attend medical school and become a family doctor.
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Follow E'Vonne: Instagram: @forever_evonne Twitter: @EVonneGipson SC: @byevonnegipson E'Vonne Gipson is an award winning journalist from Missouri City, TX. She is a graduate of Grambling State University where she received a B.A. degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in journalism and public relations. Gipson has written for several publications including Sheen Magazine, HBCU Buzz, The Black Beat, The News-Star, The Ruston Daily Leader, JubileeMag.com, and Houston Style Magazine. She is a former business reporting intern at Abilene Reporter-News in Abilene, TX and a current social media intern for MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Network. She first began her journalism career writing for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite". In 2016, Gipson worked with the Web Department at Houston television station, KHOU-11 TV where she gained professional photography and social media skills. Gipson is currently a producer at USA Today Network newspaper, The News-Star in Monroe. She is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.