HUSSHA Happenings- Relay for Life, Carnival, and Hippotherapy

Read below about some of the events HUSSHA has participated in so far this semester (2021):

The Harding University Student’s Speech and Hearing Association (HUSSHA) is an organization in which the CSD department students get involved in the community and bring awareness to various speech, language, and hearing disabilities. As co-service director for HUSSHA, I have been privileged to compose a variety of service opportunities for our members to participate in. The most recent opportunity was the campus wide event, Relay for Life. This event is hosted by the American Cancer Society and is held all over the world. On campus, the different social clubs and department organizations set up individual booths lining the front lawn, and they sell items for the cause of cancer for 12 hours. HUSSHA sold “Walking Tacos” and stickers, and what a fun night we had! Thanks to the donations sent from members in HUSSHA and the student body for their purchases the night of Relay for Life, HUSSHA was able to raise $850. As a smaller organization, this was a great achievement, and we are so excited to find other ways in which HUSSHA can make an impact.

Another event we have been a part of this year is the Carnival at Harding Place. The members of HUSSHA were able to go serve the retired community by helping with Carnival games such as ring toss, fishing, and face painting. Interacting with this population is so important, and we were thankful to bring some joy to their day. Also, another volunteer service that HUSSHA members are consistently a part of is Stirrups and Smiles. This is a Hippotherapy service provided to the Searcy community to help children with PT and SLP needs. Our members serve as side walkers as they walk next to the client that is riding the horse during their therapy. No matter if the service opportunity is related to Speech-Language Pathology or not, HUSSHA is always striving for improvement in the community.

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