This year, I will be participating once again in Ball State University's Dance Marathon as an Exec member. I am so incredibly thankful to be able to be the Director of Community Relations, a committee that is focused on sharing the amazing organization that is BSUDM with our three communities - Muncie, IN, Ball State, and our alumni!
What We Do: BSUDM fundraises so that we are able to help continue to make Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis an amazing hospital. All of the money that we raise goes to funding the entire Palliative Care Team, which specializes in providing end of life care and resources for those with life-altering diagnoses, as well as Magic Castle Carts, which are carts that are walked through the hospital carrying toys and games for the kids to promote smile therapy.
Why it is important: There are so many other organizations out there, and you may be wondering why this particular organization should be where you share your genorosity. Let me tell you why I DM: many of the kids that go to Riley do not get the opportunity to be a kid. They do not get to do things that every kid should get to, and that is not right. Every child should have the right to their youth. They should have the right to go out and play games, go on adventures, and just be a general, goofy kid. This is why I believe that DM and Riley Hospital for Children are so important. BSUDM works hard to help Riley Hospital for Children provide a fun and comforting atmosphere for kids despite being in difficult situations. Donating to BSUDM, means that you get to help Riley Hospital for Children by showing your support For The Kids.
Until the day that all kids get to be kids, I will always do what I can to help those that are not able to. I will always be FTK, and I hope you will be to!