WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A group of Woodford County High School students is working to stop the abuse of prescription drugs and all opioids.
They organized an event aimed at raising awareness about the opioid epidemic. In addition to guest speakers there was a silent auction and bake sale.
All the proceeds from the event will go to creating care packages for the Ronald McDonald House to help families of babies who are born to addicted mothers.
The students are part of Health Occupations Students of America or HOSA and they held the event as a part of a project.
“It’s such a big issue, way more than we originally thought, like it effects so many people and lots of people die every day because of the opioid epidemic,” said student Madi O’Daniel
The students will compete with other HOSA members in a state wide competition.