Hello friends and family!! As many of you know this cause is something I have been passionate for the past 7 years! I am so lucky to have so much support from all of you throughout the past years. This year is special to me because I am planning the 18 hour marathon with my friend Zach Pennington! I know this year is challenging for many but I am hoping that raiseRED can bring some light and joy into the lives of the families we support. Once again I cannot thank you enough for your support this year. Down below is a little blurb about what raiseRED is if your interested in learning a little bit more!
As always FTK (For The Kids)
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 on raising awareness and funds for the children, families, and doctors fighting pediatric cancer and blood disorders at UofL. Last year, nearly 1,000 students raised over $690,000! We are aiming even higher in 2021 and working to raise even more! 50% of the donations to raiseRED directly benefit the research of the UofL School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics' Division of Hematology and Oncology. The other 50% goes to the Norton Children's Cancer Institute affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine to provide services and treat needs for the children and their families going through treatment in the Hematology and Oncology Clinic. In years past, raiseRED funding created a position for a much-needed social worker in the clinic, helped support Dr. Raj and Dr. Tse's research initiatives, and supported hundreds of children fighting terrible diseases.