I still remember the first time I had ever heard about IUDM. I had ran into a former high school friend at the IU Club Fair who had so happened to be the Director of Recruitment for IUDM (you're a good man Jesse Sherman) and him basically telling me I really had no other option but to join. I had thought there was no way I was going to be able to raise $500 in 4 months with everything else going on for a typical college student, but man was I wrong. By the time the marathon rolled around, I ended with an individual total of $1,215, and danced on my feet for the full 36 hours. Today, this is still one of the biggest things I'm proud of and thank God every day for allowing me to be a part of this amazing organization.
But guess what? I'M BACK AT IT AGAIN THIS YEAR BIGGER THAN BEFORE! This year, I joined the most hype, crazy, and amazing committee called MORALE and will be dancing again for 36 consecutive hours in honor of the kids at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indiana's only comprehensive children's research hospital. Instead of dancing in the crowd, this time I will actually be on stage dancing and reppin' the rainbow tie dye (if any of you guys wonder what this looks like, just type in IUDM Line Dance on YouTube to see how hype this gets)!!! All proceeds from this event directly benefit Riley Hospital; I am so excited to be involved and have volunteered my time and energy throughout the year to raise money for this incredible cause. For those that may not know, Riley Dance Marathon is a philanthropic movement in Indiana led by high school and college students. Last year, more than 80 Riley Dance Marathons raised more than $6.5 million for the kids at Riley Hospital!
I would love for you to be a part of my success this year and know that our Riley Dance Marathon could not be as successful as it is without your help. To all my friends and family, I hope that you consider donating to this phenomenal organization, any donation helps! If there's one thing I can promise you, I promise to give EVERYTHING I have to this organization and will spread joy to each and every person around me.
FTK FOREVER AND ALWAYS