THANK YOU TIMES A MILLION FOR VISITING MY PAGE I LOVE YOU ALREADY! As many of you know, my love for dance marathon could probably span from sea to shining sea, and I would love you just as much if not more if you gave a few minutes and read why I am crazy about this organization.
This is my eigth and final year being a part of dance marathon and I truly don’t think I could have spent my time working for something better. I participated in my first dance marathon my freshman year of high school and since that day my life has been forever bettered by this cause. After that year I applied for the exec committee at Carmel and became the president my senior year. These past two years, thanks to all of my donors, I have been able to dance for 36 hours at IUDM and it was an experience to say the least. An amazing one. I am honored to be a part of the MORALE committee with a passionate group of 80 people that might be crazier than me, but that’s to be determined. I could probably give you a list of 100 reasons why I dance but I’ll keep this sweet and give you my main ones.
Dance marathon has always been one of the best things in my life for the past eight years, and I think a large reason for that is the people that are involved in it. Being surrounded by some of the most passionate people is a blessing I can’t really find parallel words to describe. High school and college are undeniably some of the most selfish years of people’s lives, we are constantly focused on our tomorrows, what our plans are, what job we will have, what grades we are going to get, or pretty much only things that will affect US. But the people that participate in dance marathon work to make sure someone else has a tomorrow. They put their lives second for kids they have probably never met. They are selfless to the core, and would do just about anything to get a donation for the kids. They define what it means to live, everyday of their lives. They have huge hearts and they inspire me.
Another huge reason I do dance marathon is the satisfaction of giving back. This feeling is something that makes every second I spend choosing to help the kids worth it. I heard a quote a few years ago that has forever stuck with me “the height of life is doing something for someone who can never repay you”. The people that spend hundreds of hours every year to make sure that someone inside of Riley Hospital for Children is smiling, are the people that experience this “height”. It could be just one person and I guarantee you everyone involved in IUDM last year would have still been just as motivated to raise that $4.2 million. They don’t do it for thank yous, or recognition, or resume builders, but they do it because they care, and because there is truly no better feeling than doing something for someone that will never be able to repay you.
Lastly I do this for the kids. Because I’m in college right now, healthy enough to stand on my feet for 36 hours. Because imagining anyone I love being confined to a hospital for months on end, kills me. Because there’s a kid right now, with people that love him/her, fighting for their life. and I’d do a lot of absurd things to make sure that kid has a summer this year, gets to spend Christmas at home this year, gets to smile, gets to have a tomorrow. Please do me the honor of helping these kids, they deserve every penny. Thank you so much for your time, and your generous heart <3 I love everyone that is still reading this. If you would like to make me the happiest girl in the world please donate :) every penny counts.