Conway Regional Women's Council presents wellness grant to VMS teacher

The Conway Regional Women’s Council has awarded 15 grants totaling $7,500 to area teachers supporting child wellness and fitness initiatives.  VMS Teacher Lori Williams was among this year’s recipients.

“I am very proud to see the impact the Conway Regional Women’s Council is making on the health of our children through our teacher’s grant program,” said Dot Welch, associate director of the Conway Regional Health Foundation and Women’s Council. “The leadership and dedication shown by this group of women is awesome. They truly care about our community.”

This is the second year for the grant program which is available to schools within the Conway Regional service area (Faulkner, Cleburne, Perry, Conway and Van Buren counties). The program centers around childhood obesity awareness and prevention and offers PreK-12th grade educators financial support for innovative classroom programs promoting physical activity, good nutrition and/or personal wellness. 

The grant to Mrs. Williams will be used to support a technology-based wellness program for middle school students including wellness journaling to raise awareness of the impact of healthy eating and exercise.

The Conway Regional Women’s Council is a volunteer, advocacy and fundraising organization supporting the Conway Regional Health System. 

For more information about the grant program or the Women’s Council, contact the Conway Regional Foundation Office at 501.513.5771 or email

Linda HicksVMS