My Dance Marathon Experience

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As a college freshman, I was eager to become involved in many organizations on campus. One organization that has stuck with me ever since is Dance Marathon at LSU, which is the largest student run philanthropy on campus. We fundraise year round for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, Baton Rouge’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

This organization is unique because we have the ability to see first hand how our fundraising efforts affect the patients and development of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. With the hospital being so close to our campus, students are able to develop relationships with patients and their families. Now as a senior getting ready to graduate, I see that through my involvement in Dance Marathon at LSU, I have been given the opportunity to witness the impact we are making in action!

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During my time at LSU, I have witnessed Dance Marathon at LSU grow from the ground up. It still amazes me to see the amount of lives we have touched and the money we have raised in the last three years. Dance Marathon is one generation fighting for the next, and we want the kids at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital to know that we are fighting for them. We are dancing for those who can’t and celebrating those who can because of the treatment they have received from Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. If someone were to tell me as a freshman that Dance Marathon at LSU would raise over $550,000 in three years I wouldn’t have believed them. I believe that when college students share a common passion and purpose for helping the local community, anything is possible. We fundraise for an entire year and dance for 26.2 hours to make a lifelong impact on the patients and this hospital. Dance Marathon is not just a philanthropic organization; it is a movement. A movement that has the power to bring a diverse group of LSU students and the community together through a common bond – the kids.

We hope you join us in the celebration at LSU’s Parker Coliseum on March 24 and 25 as we dance for the kids we love so much!

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About Madison North

Madison North currently serves as the internal director of Dance Marathon at LSU. She is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Biological Sciences in hopes of becoming a Physician Assistant.

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