‘Joy Fund Project’ Founder is November Speaker for University of Mobile Torch Society

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MOBILE, Ala. – Joy Fund Project founder Joy Hunt Eden is the featured speaker for the Nov. 14 meeting of the Torch Society, a service organization that raises funds for college scholarships for University of Mobile students.

The Joy Fund exists to create awareness and raise money for automated extended defibrillator (AED) training and device placement in local retail and public spaces.

Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m. at Ram Hall on the University of Mobile campus, 5735 College Pkwy. Eden will speak at 10:30 a.m. and the meeting ends at 11:30 a.m. The event is free for members and first-time guests, and $15 for non-members. RSVP online at umobile.edu/torchsocietyevents. For information, call 251.442.2201.

The Torch Society, and the Junior Torch Society for members ages 22 to 35, is starting its first year with a full schedule of engaging programs and speakers, social gatherings and philanthropic events. Membership is open to individuals interesting in the society’s vision of “Lighting the Way through Scholarships.”

Eden founded the non-profit organization after a life-saving encounter with an AED. She experienced sudden cardiac arrest while vacationing in Aspen, Colorado. Fortunately, the business owner whose shop she was in performed CPR until the paramedics arrived with an AED. The device was instrumental in saving her life. She founded the Joy Fund Project as a way to give back to the community that saved her life, as well as others so that more lives could be saved.

Eden graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science with an emphasis on public administration.  She worked as a foundations and endowment trust officer and a treasury management officer for a major financial institution.

For more information about the Torch Society, visit umobile.edu/torchsocietyevents.


About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Rivers Brunson

Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.

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