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HOSA Volunteers at Local Alzheimer's Walk
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
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On Sept. 23, 2017, FCHS HOSA volunteered at the local Alzheimer's WALK to End Alzheimer's.  Nine HOSA members and two advisors participated in this community service project.  While HOSA could not give a monetary donation, the helping hands of HOSA students assisted in distributing flowers to Alzheimer's supporters.  There were four different color flowers given to participants.  The orange flower represented a supporter of the Alzheimer's Association.  Purple flowers represented the memory of someone lost to Alzheimer's.  Caregivers received yellow flowers and blue flowers were carried by people who currently have the disease. At the opening ceremony individuals held their flower high to display their involvement in the disease.   After the event was over, HOSA assisted in breakdown and clean-up.    Alzheimer's Association was formed in 1980 to advance research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.  According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the US and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the US that cannot be prevented , cured, or even slowed. Those who participated were Hannah Green, Victoria Gamez, Savannah Crowder, Stephanie Vandermark, Rita Sliger, Maddie Cunningham, Svetlana Earls, Alanis Grant, Anna Phillips, Nikki Simmons, Suzanne Mitchell.

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