Hello friends and family and welcome to my fundrasing page!
This year I will particpating in my FOURTH and FINAL marathon as returning member of the Marathon Relations (MR) committee!
What is IUDM and what do we do?
Indiana University Dance Marathon (IUDM) is the second largest student-run organization in the COUNTRY. Each year, 4,000 college students here at IU come together to raise money for kids at Riley Hospital for Children. We particpate in a 36 hour dance marathon, where we are up STANDING and DANCING and get to hang with awesome Riley kids. It is our hope that along with the money that we raise to help the kids, we are raising their spirits as well.
What is MR?
Marathon Relations is a committe that is part of the IUDM family. My committe gets the awesome opportunity to work with 16 high schools across the state of Indiana and help them with their dance marathons. Last year, high school marathons were reponsible for $866,000 of IUDM's record breaking $4.2 million (WOW). I am super excited to have the chance again this year to watch young students spread their passion for dance marathon and their committment to helping the kids at Riley Hospital for Children. It is truly an amazing experience that never fails to leave me speechless.
Why do I dance?
I decided to do IUDM my freshman year here at IU. I had no idea what it was. I joined because my friends were doing it and I wanted to see what it was about. At my first marathon, when I was listening to the Riley kids' stories, I had a moment where everything just clicked. I realized how much of an impact IUDM had on these kids and I felt incredibly lucky to be a part of it. IUDM not only raises money to help find cures for the children, but allows them to have fun and just be kids! Back then I didn't really know why I was dancing, but if you ask me today why I dance you'd probably never get me to stop talking, but in short, you'd get something like this: I dance for my 13-year-old best friend who has cystic fybrosis. I had the previlege of being her camp counselor and getting to know her over the summers. She is the most kindhearted, selfless, and loving person I have ever met and I want to give back in someway for the way that she has impacted my life. I dance because what we do matters. I dance to give every kid who is fighting a chance. I dance to spread hope for the kids and their families that are going through the unimaginable.
Thank you endlessly for your continued support. I truly cannot express enough how grateful I am. On November 4, 2018, I will experience my final total reveal and my final moments with the organization that has completely change my life. When the total goes up, I want to feel that I have done everything in my power to help the kids at Riley Hospital for Children. To help make a difference for the kids at Riley, please consider making a donation by clicking the red "Donate Now" button and helping me reach my goal of raising $5,000 this year FTK. Any contribution, no matter the size, adds up to make a HUGE difference.
For The Kids. All ways. Always.