On October 29, 2018 NWCTA HOSA took part in Las Vegas’ Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. This was the first group volunteer event of the year and it certainly was a great start to the school year. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raises awareness of breast cancer and encourages others to take part in an event that raises funds that will ultimately help medical innovation and hopefully come near a treatment. There are over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer and Making Strides is one of the few organizations that provides hope for those who have breast cancer, survived it, and lost loved ones.
Over 100 students signed up to volunteer to not only help the walk run smoothly but to get a feel of what HOSA is about and its members. Starting bright and early at 5 in the morning until noon, NWCTA HOSA helped set up the stands of those who partnered with the American Cancer Society, brought in food and drinks, and most importantly cheered on those who participated in the walk. This was my first time volunteering at this event and I had so much fun. There was always a task at hand and every single job was very exciting to do. Towards the end when we were cheering on the participants, there was a sort of adrenaline rush that came with it. It was so cool seeing everyone smile and having a great time.
Overall, volunteering for the Breast Cancer Walk was an amazing time that allowed the club to get together, know each other, and get used to the vibe of NWCTA HOSA. We will look forward to many other volunteer opportunities in the future.