Years ago, I cheered on a very good friend at Penn State's THON, a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer that ends with a 48-hour long dance marathon. The experience was inspiring, motivating and heartwarming, and I was just a spectator! I dreamed of organizing or participating in a similar event, but never had the chance. I was recently contacted by Alexandra Stephanou, a junior at Lehigh University (my alma mater). With the help of her fellow mountainhawks, she founded and is co-directing the first ever Lehigh University Dance Marathon. They are focused on organizing an annual dance marathon at Lehigh to raise funds and awareness for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - my current place of employment! Additionally, they are striving to unify the Lehigh community and celebrate the miracle children and their families.
Who are we and what are we doing?
- To Foster Meaningful Relationships
- To Champion Miracles
- To Provide Inspiration