This will be my third year participating in UIndy Dance Marathon and my seventh year dancing in a Riley Dance Marathon as a participant! I was a dancer for Bloomington South Dance Marathon all four years in high school and a senior Executive Director for the Morale committee. Last year I was the Executive Director of Fundraising for UIndy DM and I am very excited to announce that I am now the Vice President of Finance this year on the executive board for UIndy DM benefiting the kids at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis!
If you haven't heard of dance marathon then let me give you a brief overview of the amazing work that goes into this event. Dance marathon is a year-long fundraising effort that helps support the courageous kids at Riley Hospital. There are many small events that we plan on doing such as dine and donate nights, canning, a 5K race and much more! On the day of our marathon, February 22nd, all our participating dancers will stand and dance for over 8 hours, with no breaks! During this time, we will listen to inspiring stories from our Riley family guests, play many different games, and make final fundraising pushes. At the end of the night we will reveal the total to see just how much money we raised For The Kids!
As I said before, this year I am the Vice President of Finance for UIndy DM and I could not be more excited to tackle this new leadership role and help my fellow committee members achieve their fundraising goals as well as helping our marathon reach our goal of raising over $60,000!
This cause is very near and dear to my heart because I have had several friends/classmates who have been patients at Riley. I have been attending dance marathons since I was 7 and have enjoyed being able to finally help fundraise, for the brave kids at Riley; throughout my high school career and now my sophomore year in college. I have a very deep passion and love for fundraising for the kids at Riley and this is shown by my current fundraising efforts. I raised over $8,000 total over my four years of participating in dance marathons and hope to attain my fundraising goal of over $2,500 during this marathon season! This is a lofty goal and I hope that you will consider donating to my fundraising page to not only help me accomplish my goals, but to also help bring hope to the kids at Riley. If you would like to donate, then you can click the "DONATE" button to the right. Whether you give $50 or $0.50, every little bit makes a large difference. I would also appreciate if you could pass this information on to anyone else that you think might want to donate as well. Thanks! F.T.K. (For The Kids!)