In an attempt to have the full Northwestern experience and grasp onto what little bit of childhood we have left, my best friend Janise
and I are participating in the annual NU Dance Marathon
taking place from March 2 - 4.
The facts can be boiled down to the following: Participants dance for 30 hours straight and they do it for the kids.
The primary beneficiary this year is Andrew McDonough’s B+
(Be Positive), which provides funding for childhood cancer research and financial assistance to families of children with cancer. The second beneficiary is still ECF.
I danced once freshman year and spent the next two staying up for just as long, sitting in North by Northwestern
’s makeshift press room processing photographs and copy editing stories. I’m thrilled (and terrified) to get back on the dance floor and dance until my legs go numb.
Every cent goes to the kids. We’ve held a chili fundraiser at our apartment and plan on cooking up a storm this month to reach our goal of $800.
Now I’m reaching out to you — my blog readers, Facebook friends and Tweeples — to see if you could help us out whether it is $1, $5 or $50. Your support would mean the world to us. Plus, it’s tax-deductible!
Spread the world, tell your friends and we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we struggle to stay on our feet.