My name is Cat Edwards, a senior in the UHP, and Director of Partnerships for GW Dance MArathon. For those who don’t know, we are a student-run organization on campus, and currently the largest student-run philanthropy at GW. The objective of our organization is to host a year long campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Children’s National Health System, our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Our year culminates with our main event, this Saturday February 25, when over 500 students pledge to stand on their feet for 12 hours (the typical length of a nurse’s shift) in honor of the kids who can’t.
We are currently in our fourth year on campus, but our job has just begun. Last year, we were able to raise over $120,000.00, a 328% increase from our first marathon in 2014. This year, we are aiming to raise $150,000.00, symbolizing $10 for every child treated at Children’s National last year.
So, what does this have to do with Honors?! Well, I’ll tell you. I have gone ahead and created a team for the University Honors Program, and all you have to do is click this link to register OR donate: http://events.dancemarathon.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=23614
Show GW how awesome the UHP is by showing up with gusto, and raising a ton of money. We’ve all been blessed with incredible opportunities, even before considering the amazing faculty and resources provided by the University Honors Program. Help us raise money to ensure that local DC children will be afforded the same opportunities.
PS- a shameless plug for a GWDM Partner! We’d like to thank Price Benowitz LLP, specifically Price Benowitz LLP , Richard Grungo and William Colarulo , Darryl Kogan and Theodore L. DiSalvo, Dr. Victor Hayes, Whitney Polson and Mark Polson , Lawrence Kohn and Cory Yager, Dr. Edward Jacobson, Glen Lerner, Jim Higgins, John B. Fabriele, III for their incredibly generous donations. If you are pre-law, or interested in learning more, check out their websites!