My name is Lauren Landry. I am a student at Eastern Connecticut State University, studying child psychology. I hope to continue my education further with a masters in Child Life, and become a Child Life Specialist.
As a baby I was born with a congenital heart defect, called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) which in layman terms means, I was born with half of a heart. I had three open heart surgeries and spent months on end in childrens hospitals, and I know firsthand what Childrens Miracle Network does for each of their hospitals, and what just the tiniest donation can do for the little kids in those hospital beds, just like I was years ago.
I had the dream of making a dance marathon happen on my campus, and I am the founder of the FIRST dance marathon at Eastern. Please join me in my efforts to support CMN hospitals, specifically CT Childrens.
Here is why you should donate to the cause, or register for the dance marathon NOW! :
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.
Remember to put your money where the miracles are, because of course, "Saturdays are For The Kids"
I need your help to reach my goal For The Kids. Thank you so much for supporting my efforts! Much love!!
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.
Spread the word and give kids like Jaden every chance to get better.