In Just three years Indiana University Dance Marathon has impacted my college experience in ways that I cannot even expalin. But I can try... This organization has given me the opportunity to help so many people and gives so many kids the chance to fight. My heart belongs to Riley Hospital for Children because it gives families the hope that one day their child will be okay. This amazing organzation has helped me find my passion in helping others and has inspired me to be the best person I can possibly be. This will be my second year on the MORALE committee and I could not be more excited. The past three years I have had the time of my life becoming a part of this family and raising over $257 ThOuSaNd and teaching the entire organization our amazing line dance!!!! Inidana University Dance Marathon has shown me what can happen when a group of passionate people gets together to inspire others... we can raise $4.2 MILLION ftk!
IUDM is one of the biggest student-run philanthropies, in fact it is the second largest in the country! The marathon started in 1991 and since then has raised over $30 million ftk at Riley Hospital for Children! My committee along with others work tirelesly throughout the year to raise as much money as we can and to get as many students signed up for the marathon! We work all year for three days in November where Riley families and IU students all come together to dance and celebrate the great oraganization that is IUDM. I can honestly say that the 36 hours that is IUDM is the most exhausting, rewarding, exciting hours of the year. There is no better feeling or reward than seeing the grand total go up at 8 am on Monday morning.
For the second year in a row I have the honor of being a part of the MORALE committee. I am so incredibly excited to continue my journey being a part of this amazing family and group of people! I have never felt so much compassion, spirit and love in a group of people. Our committee is known for being the highest fundraisers in all of IUDM. It is our job thorughout the maraton to keep the spirit, hype, and passion of IUDM alive! Morale has the honor of teaching all of IUDM the line dance!
Last year I raised a total of $6,600 for the kids as part of the Morale Committee. This year I have raised my goal to $8,000 and there is no doubt in my mind that I can acheive this, but not without your help! Any amount can make the difference in the life of a child at Riley.
A chance of a life time, to give a life time of chance.