A more serious note on this Monday morning…
Part of the reason I joined a sorority was for the philanthropy. I could tell from day one my sorority is passionate about everything they do–especially philanthropy. Joining them has only heightened my interest in helping others, so when I was recently given the chance to sign up to dance for 12 hours straight as part of an effort to raise money to fight childhood cancer, I knew I had to give it my all.
UDance is my school’s year-long effort to raise awareness and money to fight childhood cancer with the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. It accumulates into a 12 hour dance marathon, highlighting that our 12 hours of dancing does not add up to the difficulties that patients and their families face. I have signed up to be a dancer, as I mentioned, which means I have to raise a minimum of $460. My personal goal is $1000, but every penny counts. The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation was started after a father lost his young son, Andrew, to Leukemia. Andrew’s father, Joe McDonough, is an incredibly kind, warm, and funny man.
The story behind the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation really struck a cord with me. Imagining my own brothers dying in my arms, as Andrew’s sister had to experience, absolutely terrifies me and I feel bad energy thinking about it as a type. Out of that came a positive message about staying positive, or “be positive”, that I find so inspiring.
I hope no one sees this post as an easy way out for my Monday schedule or a sell out, because I really just see it as the best way I know how to get the word out. I am writing to ask all of you to consider donating, or even just spread the word to someone who might. I don’t know most of you, but chances are you know someone affected by childhood cancer.
I am excited for this experience and to see how much money my school can come together to raise. Please donate to my personal page here… every single penny counts!
Thank you and have a great day.