Taelor Duncan 2020
Last year I had the opportunity to dance in my first raiseRED. Although I was not expecting it, raiseRED quickly became something that I am so passionate about. Seeing the love, laughter, and drive that the students on University of Louisville's campus have for this program is so inspiring and nothing compares to the interactions we get to have with the children and their families at the marathon! This year I am serving as a Morale Captain and have a personal goal to raise $600. RaiseRED is an 18-hour dance marathon and the largest student-run philanthropic organization at the University of Louisville. The event has a year-round focus that raises awareness and funding for the children, families, and doctors fighting pediatric cancer and blood disease at UofL. Last year, nearly 1,000 students raised over $682,000! We are aiming even higher in 2020 and working to raise even more! 100% of donations to raiseRED directly benefit the work of Dr. Ashok B. Raj, Chair of the Division of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology at UofL. In years past, raiseRED funding has supported social work services, helped research initiatives, and directly benefited patient needs.