Personalized Hats Made to Cheer Kids with Cancer

Apr. 8, 2011

Hats for Hope - March 2011

More than 200 UT Dallas students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Union recently to create hats for children with cancer.

The Hats for Hope effort was led by the student group Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) and co-sponsored by the Student Union Activities Advisory Board (SUAAB) and the Office of Student Volunteerism

Richardson Mayor Gary Slagel and Richardson Councilman Amir Omar also were on hand to help create the hats. In all, the volunteers personalized about 300 baseball caps, which will be donated to Children’s Medical Center and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.

At left: Students were invited to pitch in, along with faculty and staff members.

Hats for Hope - March 2011Keisha Campbell - Hats for Hope

Left: Volunteers made 300 hats for children with cancer.  At right: A quote from Gandhi decorated a hat made by Keshia Campbell, director of risk insurance and special projects for the UT Dallas Office of Business Affairs.

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From Left: Lending their time to the cause were Saba Shaikh, Monalisa Amidar, Nour Nowar and Sarah Sethi. Amidar is the assistant director of student life programs in the Office of Student Volunteerism. Her three colleagues in creativity are all members of the Health Occupation Students of America.  Right: Mayor Gary Slagle contributed a Richardson hat.  He was joined by fellow council member Amir Omar at the event.

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Media Contact: Jenni Huffenberger, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2244, jennib@utdallas.edu
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