HOSA E-Magazine - page 6

On August 4th, Region I Vice President, Santina Cherian, and Secondary
Board Representative, Tammy Phillips attended the OKC
Light the Night Kick Off Party organized by Kate Bacon,
the Campaign Manager for the Light the Night Campaign
to learn about fundraising tools and resources as HOSA
takes on the National Service Project, the very worthy cause
of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this next year.
The kickoff provided an incredible opportunity for them to
network with other participants, be inspired by the stories of
survivors, and leave with more insight so they can serve as a
resource to other HOSA members as they join LLS in their fight
against blood cancers. They heard the stories of Dela Hight,
a cancer survivor who found enormous relief through the aid
LLS provided since her cancer diagnosis six years ago. Also,
Tony Garcia, who was thrown into the fight against cancer when
he least expected it. Tony shared the support and resources
provided by LLS during that time was indispensable for him as
he entered into a whirlwind of a journey after he heard those
three life changing words:
“You have cancer.”
At the kickoff, they were also able to hear from Tony’s oncologist,
Dr. Selby, as he shared statistics about the strides in cancer
research, felt the burden of resources that still were yet to be
discovered, and a spark was ignited in each of them as they
realized that the mission they were being apart of was something
of immense gravity. HOSA National Officers are taking it as a
personal responsibility to challenge themselves to raise money for the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and want to challenge every HOSA
member to make it their personal goal to raise $1,000 for LLS or to set
a goal for any amount you choose! Don’t worry- it really isn’t as hard
to fundraise as you think it is!! Whether it is through the LLS Lemon
Challenge that was started by HOSA this past year, selling t-shirts,
participating in Light the Night Walks, bake sales, corporate matching
gifts, car washes, auctions, dress up/dress down days at your office or
schools, a breakfast, lunch, or dinner, through retail partners, or through
any other ideas you come up with yourself (the lemon challenge idea
was the brainchild of Oklahoma HOSA!), the possibilities are endless in
joining this fight against cancer. Please also take advantage of reaching
out to any of the national officers for any support or resources in putting
together action plans of action so that together we can raise awareness
and support for our family and friends affected by cancer. 
Light the Night
Kick Off Party
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HOSA National Officers are taking it as
a personal responsibility to challenge
themselves to raise money for the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and
want to challenge every HOSA member
to make it their personal goal to raise
$1,000 for LLS or to set a goal for any
amount you choose!
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