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Port Neches

October 14, 2013

PN-G HOSA students sponsor ‘Pink Out” game, raise money for Gift of Life

PORT NECHES — Motivated by some students’ personal experiences with breast cancer, more than 50 members of the Port Neches-Groves High School HOSA Organization (Health Occupations Students of America) recently raised $3,128.00 to benefit the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Foundation.

Under the direction of event coordinator and PN-G senior Kristine Nguyen, HOSA students sold pink ribbons and wrist bands at school, along with pink pom poms, cups and bracelets prior to the PN-G vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville football game on Oct. 4. In addition, 21 HOSA members canvassed the stands during the game, collecting donations from fans in bright pink buckets.

HOSA Sponsor Sherri Fontenot said that one junior student lost one family member to the disease, while two more are currently battling cancer. Because of this, the Gift of Life Foundation was the obvious choice for the group’s  charitable work.

“One-in-eight women are currently being affected by breast cancer,” Fontenot said. “Almost everyone in Southeast Texas knows someone who has been touched by the disease.”

The fact that the money will go to help people in the immediate area was also important to the HOSA members.

“We chose to support the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Foundation because we wanted to make a direct impact on the community," senior HOSA member Britton Melancon said.   

According to Fontenot, HOSA students will continue to take donations through the month of October.

 

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