Roundup Hope Night is an organization by Peggy Toombs. What the school sells are shirts, bracelets, and paper bags that are decorated and show support for Hope Night. Then on Hope Night (October 12th) our school will be the only ones doing pack the place in Hope. Our school is the only school that supports this and raises money for the coolers for patients. We put on our hope shirts and support RHS and all these cancer patients out there. This year is more special than any other year. This year hope night goes out to Karen Romick who is a staff member at our school. We have been doing hope night for six years now. In the last three years we have been saving up money for the individual coolers that carry their food like nutrition bars to buy for the cancer patients. Last year we raised $2,352.06. Last year we found out the Karen Romick had cancer. Karen was diagnosed with bone cancer. Peggy Toombs figured it out the news when she came in with her cooler. Karen Romick was interviewed by Aaron Rogers and Rainie Pitman. AR: When/how did you find out about the news? KR: She replied with a straight face and said “I found out when I ended up in the hospital because of stomach pain.” AR: When asking Karen how have you been dealing with this? KR: She said with a sweet smile “I’m dealing with it great because of my family”. AR: Karen are you worried? KR: She gave a little smile and laugh then got serious and said “I would be lying if I said I wasn’t, I am. But as long as my family is here for me, I’m not scared.” AR: What is the message you would like to provide to other cancer patients? KR: She looked at us right in the eyes individually and said “To keep fighting; whatever you do don’t give up.” AR: What can we as a community do to help you? KR: She smiled from ear to ear and said “You already have; I have so much support from you guys. You have done everything”. We would like to give a big thanks to the person who put it on, Peggy Toombs. Since she was the one who put it on we decided to interview her. She was inspired to put on this event because everyone in their family has cancer. When asking Mrs. Toombs how close she and Karen are she said she has known her whole life and went to school with her. Peggy’s goal for this event was to help other cancer patients like Karen get better and have the support that Karen has. Karen has always been here to help us with whatever we needed whether it be clean new towels or to put a bandage on a wound.