HOSA holding White Out at DHS-Greenville game

DCS superintendent, Dr. Al Griffin and HOSA members get "fired" up to show support for cardiovascular disease at the DHS vs. Greenville game. Everyone who purchased a t-shirt is encouraged to wear them Friday night.

DCS superintendent, Dr. Al Griffin and HOSA members get “fired” up to show support for cardiovascular disease at the DHS vs. Greenville game. Everyone who purchased a t-shirt is encouraged to wear them Friday night.

The Demopolis High School chapter of Health Occupation Studies of America will wrap up its White Out campaign this evening.

The drive has been designed to help promote awareness of cardiovascular disease while simultaneously raising funds for the American Heart Association.

“Health Sciences is sponsoring it to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, which is one of our number one killers of Americans today. So what we are trying to do is raise funds for research and education to help with awareness,” HOSA sponsor Nadine Rogers said. “Our students are actively participating in this project to help with the fundraising.”

HOSA students spent time at the entrance gate for last week’s Demopolis High School football game against Thomasville, seeking $1 donations for the American Heart Association. HOSA students have also been selling T-shirts for $10 to raise money for the cause.

“We are doing T-shirts and donations. And anybody that comes to the game on Friday night or came to the game last Friday night, we are asking people as they come through the gate to give a dollar donation. On this Friday night, we will wrap up the drive,” Rogers said. “We will have students at the gate to ask for donations and we will release balloons at halftime in honor of some of the members that have lost their lives due to cardiovascular disease.”

All those who purchase T-shirts are encouraged to wear them Friday night as Demopolis High football hosts Greenville. HOSA members are set to release white balloons at halftime.

“We have had so much participation as far as buying the T-shirts and coming by and giving donations. Marengo Nursing Home has given a donation and the fire department and police department are actively participating also,” Rogers said. “We have actively tried to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease.”

Those wishing to purchase shirts or make donations to the American Heart Association can do so at the football game Friday night or at the DHS front office. Checks are to be made payable to Demopolis High School.

The Demopolis High School chapter of HOSA had 77 members this year.