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Thank you to all of you who contributed to the cause in the past few dance marathons that I have participated in! This year, I will once again be participating in the Indiana University Riley Dance Marathon, on November 4-6, dancing and having fun for the kids at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. This is the 28TH YEAR (!!!!) that the program has been going on! This cause was originially started in remembrance of Ryan White and to fund research within the hospital. I am so excited to be involved and cannot wait to be a part of this for a second year!!
Riley has always been a place that is very near and dear to my heart. My sister and I both were in and out of Riley as children for various health problems and I have had multiple good friends treated there for serious illnesses, so it has forever been an important place to me. My best friends twin has cerebral palsy and still continues to receieve treatments there. When I was still in high school, my sister started participating in Indiana University Dance Marathon, which I previously had no knowledge about. After seeing all of the amazing things this organization accomplishes, I could NOT WAIT to get to IU and be able to say im a part of something so magical. So, last year I danced as a committee member with the Marketing Committee, but this year I have the pleasure to be a culture sub committee chair on the marketing committee and could not be more pumped to support this amazing community of children and their families. This committee truly is my family and are the sources of my inspiration and motivation for all that I do for the cause.
Last year, the organization as a whole raised $4.2 million, AMAZING!!! And, over all of the years it has been alive IUDM has been around it has raised more than $26 MILLION. For the 2017 marathon, I set my goal somewhere around $1800, and I ended up raising about $1400 more than that (which is never something I thought I could do). SO, this year I have set my goal for $3600!!! For scale, one session of chemotherapy is $1,200 dollars and one box of chemotherapy needles is $100 dollars. These patients and their families need all the help they can get. Thank you so much for supporting me in my efforts to help this cause, every single cent counts and contributes in someway towards the hospital, Lets do this thing!!!!
"only in giving are you able to recieve more than you already have"