Nursing Students Present Check to Caring Hearts Fund


Bethel’s senior nursing students presented a check for more than $1,300 to the Caring Hearts Fund of Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation, an organization that assists uninsured and under-insured patients with medical bills, prescriptions and transportation expenses to and from treatment. In addition to financial assistance, the Caring Hearts Fund offers cancer survivors and caregivers a cancer support group which meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Cancer Care Center of Henry County.

     The students raised the money by selling t-shirts.

     Pictured at the check presentation are standing l to r: Audrey Johnson with the Cancer Care Center, Ms. Edna Billingsley (Bethel nursing faculty) students Christina Aguirre, Stefanie Kemp, Sarah Baker, Ashley Peterson, Wendy Cude, Melesa Lassiter, and Elizabeth McCrory, and Casey Brown with the Cancer Care Center. Seated l to r are: Deseray Washington, Brittany Dyer, Kayla Watson and Ashton Carnahan.

     For more information about Bethel University’s nursing program, call 731-352-6499 or contact Keisha Norwood at For more information about the Caring Hearts Fund of Paris and Henry County, contact Casey Brown at 731-644-3522 or at