Welcome to My Personal Page
Family and Friends,
Thank you for visiting my BuckeyeThon fundraising page! This year will be my third year in BuckeyeThon and my second year as a team captain for the BEast Buckeyes (Baker East residence hall) team.
BuckeyeThon is a student run philanthropy that raises funds and awareness for the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital with the ultimate goal to end childhood cancer. A simpler version of that is we raise money throughout the year and one hundred percent of those funds go directly to the kids being treated at Nationwide Children's hospital, right here in Columbus, Ohio. Money raised goes not only to research and treatment, but also to something special called Psychosocial services. These services include art/music therapy as well as tutoring sessions with teachers. These services can often get overlooked by other foundations but are so important for ensuring that the kids get to have a childhood when living in and out of the hospital, and are prepared for what their life will be like once their treatment is complete.
The reason I keep coming back to this organization and this cause year after year is for the kids that we support and for the opportunity to be part of something so much bigger than myself. Last year I got to interact with the kids at our end of the year celebration, the Dance Marathon. The most impactful part of my experience with BuckeyeThon so far was not being able to tell the difference between the BuckeyeThon kids and their siblings or friends that were playing and dancing with them. At the end of the day, despite what they've been through and continue to go through, they're all just kids - which is why I continue to fight for their chance to have the fun and carefree childhood every kids deserves and for their right to grow up alongside their friends and family.
This year my goal as a team captain is to not only exceed my personal fundraising goal of $250, but to help all of my team members reach $250 as well. It will take a lot of work to get us all there, but I have faith that we'll be able to make change together.
If you're interested in donating to my personal fundraiser you can click the red "Donate" button to the right. If you see that I've passed my goal of $250 you can visit the BEast Buckeye team page and donate to our team as a whole or to any individual team member. Our team page is located here: http://myfundraiser.osu.edu/goto/bakerftk Any donation, no matter how big or small, will make a difference.
If you are unable to donate, I completely understand. If you are willing or able to share my page or my team's page to help our cause reach a greater community that would also be immensley appreciated. Thank you so much for your support!
For The Kids!
Fundraising Goal: $1,000.00
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