COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Royalty was in Columbus on Tuesday – royalty from Georgia, that is.
Miss Georgia Patricia Ford visited Midtown Medical Center on Tuesday morning.
She was given a tour of the TSYS mother-baby unit and also visited children at the pediatric center.
Ford is promoting the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which is her platform.
The three areas she is focusing on are fundraising, event planning, and promoting the Children's Miracle Network brand.
She spoke about why the visit is important to her.
"I think having personal interactions with these patients bridges the gap between just giving money to this organization and not knowing where it goes, but really knowing that individual lives are being changed," Ford said.
Ford will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant next month in Atlantic City, NJ where she hopes to bring national attention to the Children's Miracle Network.