Hi Friends!!

So you can read the pre-written piece below however this campaign means more to me than just the children. I am fortunate enough to not have to worry about my personal health or anyone in my immediate family's. However, there is a girl and her family that is very dear to my heart back home, Rosie, Bella, and Jo Colucci. Rosie has been fighting with all of her strength and her mother, Jo, is a single mom taking care of two teenagers now, Bella and Rosie. Rosie is working so hard in 8th grade and her sister Bella is thriving in her senior year of high school! This family has brought so much light into my life, knowing Bella for almost 6 years, and they have touched my heart. While this fundraiser does not directly benefit them, it benefits families in similar positions. I believe every child should grow up healthy and that their treatment should not be a lifelong burden.

On December 19, I am turning 19 years old. It’s a “big” deal (okay, not really, but it is my golden birthday!) but it would be SUPER special for my birthday to not only meet my goal of raising $150, but to raise more. Please help me in achieving this goal! For my birthday, I ask for a simple donation of $19- a dollar for every year that I have been healthy, happy, and alive. Many children do not get to be this fortunate and I want to do my part and help in any way I can. I know $19 can be a lot to ask, especially around the holidays, however, I would love a donation of even $5. Every penny helps. 100% of your donation goes to the kids!!

Please consider helping me and the kids and their families who need it most!

I know everyone is asking for donations this time of year, but this is not a donation- this is a birthday present for me. I want to give other kids as many birthdays as they can have!

Feel free to read more below! But I’ll leave you with this- FTK! For The Kids!

Hey there!

Welcome to my Miracle Network Dance Marathon fundraising page! I'm on a mission to help sick and injured kids in my local community and I need your help. My local Children's Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their illness, injury, or even their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries they may get from just being a kid.

To help raise funds and awareness for these sick and injured kids, I'm participating in a movement called Miracle Network Dance Marathon. Students pledge to raise funds and awareness for patient families at local children’s hospitals and the year culminates with an 8-40 hour event (the Dance Marathon), where we’ll get to meet patient families, participate in games and dancing, enjoy entertainment, and reveal the fundraising total from the entire year! It's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital.

Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. You can click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to make a safe and easy online donation.

I need your help to reach my goal For The Kids. Thank you so much for supporting my efforts!


About Dance Marathon

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America. We are the only children’s charity committed to having 100% of the funds raised stay local to support local kids.

Since inception, Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised more than $200 million for kids across North America - ensuring that no child or family fights pediatric illness or injury alone. We are this generation fighting for the next.


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