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Addy Abels 2023

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
59 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 25, at 12:00 PM EST
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Addy Abels 2023

RaiseRED is an 18-hour dance marathon and the largest student-run philanthropic organization of the University of Louisville.  As a Children’s Miracle Network dance marathon, students raise awareness and funds year-round focusing on children, families, and professionals fighting pediatric cancer and blood disorders.

Last year, students at UofL were able to raise over $520,000! In 2023, we hope to raise even more because Kids Can’t Wait. 100% of funds donated to raiseRED benefits kids and the people who help them fight. Donations are equally split between patient needs at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute (NCCI), affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and research conducted at the University of Louisville School of Medicine’s Pediatric Hematology and Oncology division.

Patient needs include necessary things families need during treatment, as well as providing funds to hire clinical staff, social workers, and other professionals to help provide support throughout the course of a patient’s treatment.  As an example, raiseRED was able to provide funding to hire a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) who will help children overcome life’s most challenging events. 

Funds designated for research supports doctors and their teams to perform treatment studies, build labs, and conduct research to make strides towards finding effective therapies leading to cures for patients.

RaiseRED hopes to continue helping the Norton Children’s Cancer Institute and the UofL Department of Pediatrics because Kids Can’t Wait!

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Kentucky Spirit Donor

Show your state spirit by donating $24 for the 24 public universities, community colleges, and technical colleges in Kentucky!


raiseRED Families Donor

There are currently 38 families in our raiseRED Families program. Through raiseRED Families, us students work to support pediatric cancer and blood disease patients in their journey. Donate $38 to support each family!


One Minute Donor

Every minute 62 kids enter a Children's Miracle Network hospital. Donate $62 in support of those kids.


Catered Lunch Donor

Catered lunches for patients and families of patients receiving all day treatment cost ~$75. Donate a catered lunch today!


Car T-Cell Therapy

Car T-Cell therapy is a new form of leukemia treatment being researched at UofL School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics Division of Hematology and Oncology. Car T-Cell therapy is 83% effective in cases where other treatments were unsuccessful. That's 83% of lives saved!


Blood Count Donor Test

A donation of $150 would cover the cost of a Complete Blood Count (CBC) test for 5 patients. CBCs blood tests detect a wide range of disorders, blood diseases and leukemia.

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