Paris & Henry County Healthcare Foundation To Host Cancer Survivors’ Dinner After Two Years 

Paris, TN – The Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation is excited to announce that after two years we will be hosting the annual Ed Roberts Caring Hearts Fund Cancer Survivors’ Dinner for cancer survivors and their special guests on Friday, December 9.  Cancer patients go through so much from diagnosis to treatment, so the Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation is happy to offer something to help put a smile on their faces.

This event was established by the late Ed Roberts in the basement of the HCMC Cancer Center in 1989 with only a few dollars and 20 guests.  The event was then taken over by his wife Barbara after his passing.  Barbara gave the dinner over to the Caring Hearts Fund and the Cancer Care Center now known as the West Clinic, but serves as the event organizer. Without Barbara this event would not be as successful as it continues to be.

The Caring Hearts Fund would not be able make this a special evening for cancer survivors without the help of the community.  This year the event will be held at Maplewood Baptist Church in Paris, TN, on Friday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m.  With the help of our volunteer servers, a traditional holiday meal will be served along with entertainment.

This year, we are also looking for financial support for the event as well as gifts to provide to our cancer survivors.  If you are interested in assisting, please call Tory Daughrity, HCMC Director of Marketing at 731-644-8266 or by email at

The Caring Hearts Fund of the Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation is a local fund that provides financial assistance for co-pays, insurance premiums, medications and transportation to those cancer patients whom are undergoing cancer treatment at the local Cancer Care Center Henry County and Outpatient Infusion at Henry County Medical Center.

If you are a cancer survivor and are interested in attending the event, please RSVP to 731-644-3463, leaving a message with your name and phone number and if you plan to bring a guest by Monday, December 5.  Or you can email

For more information, please go online at

About the Paris & Henry County Healthcare Foundation

The Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994. The Foundation was established to enhance and improve the health of all citizens of Henry County through philanthropic support of the programs and services of Henry County Medical Center. There is a particular emphasis placed on wellness education, community outreach, scholarships for students pursuing a health care career, and support of health improvement programs that otherwise could not be implemented.

About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 8 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: