2020 -2022 National Service Project:
Be The Match
Be The Match Presenter: Benita Davis, Community Engagement Representative, Be The Match Be The Match Description: Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), is a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to helping every patient get the life-saving transplant they need. As trusted leaders in advancing treatments for those facing life-threatening blood cancers, we provide the ground-breaking research, innovative technologies, patient support and education that save lives.
Benita’s Bio: Benita Davis is a Community Engagement Representative for Be The Match Registry. For more than a decade, Benita has continuously and passionately worked to provide equal outcomes for all patients searching for a matched donor. She is proud of the many lives that she has helped save through her work.
Over the last 5 years, she has worked to build a relationship between Be The Match and HOSA on a National level. Benita believes that we are all part of a ripple effect in motion. She can not wait to see the far reaching effects of the ripples HOSA members start.
Power of YOU(th)
Power of YOU(th) Presenter: Ashley Merrick, Program Specialist, Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
Power of YOU(TH) Description: An interactive presentation that engage teens in learning about the dangers of underage drinking and other drugs and taking a stand against it with their peers. Student will learn and see how current decisions can impact future plans and accomplishments.
Ashley’s Bio: Ashley Merrick is the program specialist for MADD South Carolina underage drinking prevention programs. Ashley serves the entire state of South Carolina sharing valuable information with youth and parents on the effects of underage drinking and encourage students to be alcohol free under 21. Ashley has a BA in Psychology and Master in Social Work.