Bethany Kirkwood & Team Tassy

By: Dezaray Barr

Bethany Kirkwood graduated in 2015 from Indiana Wesleyan University’s Adult Program with a degree in business administration and management and currently serves as a Program Representative as IWU. Kirkwood is currently ‘running across Haiti’ as she hopes to benefit Team Tassy, a featured charity, in the 2017 event “Run Across Haiti” that is scheduled to take place on February 18, 2017.

Kirkwood’s story reads, “When I flew over Haiti in March of 2016, I knew that there was something special about this country. Over the past year, God has been taking me on this journey that has filled my heart with so much love for Haiti! While on this path, I have felt strongly that Haiti is filled with a lot of amazing and capable individuals; but what could I do to help and get involved? It was only natural that I would choose running, and thanks to a supportive husband, family, friends, church and work; I believe I can make a difference through this 230 mile journey. I know it may seem crazy, but God has created this way for me. He has pressed a love for these people so deeply in my soul that I want to do all I can to bring awareness to the beauty that lives in Haiti, and to help our friends break the pattern of poverty. By providing the right education and resources, we can make a difference.”

You can donate to Kirkwood’s fundraiser here: Bethany Kirkwood’s 2017 Run Across Haiti. Thus far, Bethany has 25% of her goal of $4,000 achieved, having raised just over $1,000.

The entire Team Tassy 2017 Run Across Haiti event has raised over $42,000 of their $200,000 goals. You can donate to Team Tassy here: TEAM TASSY.

To learn more about the 2017 Run Across Haiti, visit their site: Team Tassy: Run Across Haiti.

To buy merchandise that will support the fundraiser visit Inksoft Stores.

To watch a live video of Kirkwood’s story, please visit Non-Residential IWU Devotions.


Written by Dezaray Barr, PR Specialist for the Alumni Office. Dezaray is a sophomore Strategic Communication and Honors Humanities double major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. At IWU Dezaray is involved in PRSSA leadership and runs both the JWHC Blog and her own blog. Visit Dez’s website at

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