The Association of Office Professionals (AOP) hosted a bake sale
Oct. 22 to benefit Lisa Meredith, a senior nursing student at The
University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, who was recently
diagnosed with stage-3 breast cancer.
A total of
$260.54 was raised during the bake sale and was donated to Meredith's
account at the USM Federal Credit Union.
When AOP members
heard of Meredith's diagnosis, they decided that the bake sale would
be a good way to honor and assist her, AOP Director Vicki Watkins
of our AOP members and the university community for helping make
the bake sale a success, and I'm equally as grateful to have been
a part of this effort to help a student in need," Watkins said.
"This bake sale is just part of the AOP's mission to serve
AOP would also
like to thank everyone who donated, baked and worked the bake sale.
would have been a senior nursing student this year, was diagnosed
with stage-3 breast cancer in July and started treatment in August.
In her plan
to become a registered nurse, Meredith chose to make studying her
primary focus during nursing school and was not employed full time.
This choice left her without medical insurance, and due to other
roadblocks she is currently unable to secure state assistance.
Nurses' Association has set up an account at the USM Federal Credit
Union in her name for those who would like to make a donation. The
credit union is located at 730 East Beach Blvd., Long Beach, Miss.,
39560. Donors can also contact the Credit Union by calling (228)
867-8786 to transfer funds.