I normally don’t like to use this website as a platform to ask for donations, yet when something this important comes along, it’s difficult to resist. My daughter, who some of you know as Alexandrea, Alex or @LilMissRatTrick is in her second year at the University of Florida. She’s doing exceptionally well in her studies, enjoying life away from home, and I couldn’t be more proud of her.
In a few days she’ll be participating in an annual event simply called Dance Marathon at the University of Florida, which raises money for the The Children’s Miracle Network. The link explaining what it’s all about can be found by clicking here.
She has also set up a personal page where you can make donations towards her goal, which can be found by clicking this link here.
This is her description of the event:
This year I will be participating in an event that has grown into another one of our great Gator traditions – Dance Marathon at the University of Florida. Dance Marathon is a yearlong commitment in which thousands of students come together to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network. Each April, more than 800 of these students stay awake and on their feet in the Stephen O’Connell Center for 26.2 hours to show their support for the patients at Shands Children’s Hospital at UF, right here in Gainesville.
This cause is very important to me personally. Each year my sorority raises money for our national philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network. As a volunteer at Shands Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Emergency Department, I know exactly what this organization is fighting for. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from Dance Marathon go toward purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment, finding research grants and educational programs, and supplying toys and other items for children to help make their stay at the hospital more enjoyable. In addition, donations fund the search for cures for some of the most common yet incurable diseases such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis and cancer. It’s For the Kids!!
I know that times can be difficult for some, but if there’s any way that you can make a donation, no matter how small, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Alexandrea and I both thank you in advance for any donation that you can make.