I joined Dance Marathon as a dancer my freshman year, which was UNI Dance Marathon’s first year. I joined then because it sounded fun to do on a Saturday in the Spring. However, I became more involved in Dance Marathon because I fell in love with the cause. Dance Marathon is much more than a college club to pass your time with. It is a movement that is crossing the nation. It is a lifestyle. It is For. The. Kids. I stayed involved because I wanted to help kiddos get a fighting chance and to be able to live the life that God intended them to live. No kid deserves to fight for their life, but because they do, I am not going to let them fight alone.
What roles did you have in Dance Marathon over the years?
Year 1: I was a Dancer
Year 2: I was a Morale Captain. (Team 22 whoo!)
Year 3: Executive Director of Operations
Year 4: Executive Director of Operations
Year 5: Executive Co-Director
Year 6: Alumni
What was your most memorable moment from Dance Marathon?
My most memorable moment from UNI Dance Marathon happened on March 4th, 2016 at the big reveal. You may think that it would be seeing how much we raised, however I chose not to watch the number be revealed on stage, instead I chose to watch the faces of the Executive Team, Committee Members, Dancers, and Families. I watched as they all realized that they had created 370,248.05 miracles. All of their hard work had finally paid off as the magic number seven was revealed. Yes, it is still a seven and always will be. I watched as people