HOSA students collecting Pennies for Leukemia

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RBHS HOSA Students Kathy Garcia and Chloe Hall hold a collection bag for Pennies for Leukemia. News photo/Brandi Miller

RED BAY | Every day 170 Americans are diagnosed with Leukemia and 67 of those will ultimately lose the fight with the disease.   The Red Bay High School chapter of HOSA is doing something to help the fight.

Each year, HOSA supports “Pennies for Leukemia” as a community service project.  This project is something that is very dear to the heart of RBHS HOSA sponsor Dr. Kay Hargett.  Dr. Hargett worked as a nurse for several years before becoming a teacher and has personally cared for numerous children and adults impacted by Leukemia which is extremely devastating to any family. 

RBHS HOSA has hosted “Pennies for Leukemia” for the past eight years. The money earned from this event will take care of children within the North Alabama area. Sadly, there are numerous children impacted in Alabama and worldwide.  

HOSA students would like to encourage all RBHS and RBES students to dig deep and help with this important fundraiser.  Classroom teachers are provided collection boxes for students to collect money to help treat children with Leukemia. If anyone would like to contribute to helping these children fighting this disease, you may make a donation directly to Pennies for Leukemia or bring your donation to RBHS and it will be forwarded to “Pennies for Leukemia” by the RBHS HOSA chapter.