Cardinals for the Kids

Lamar University Dance Marathon (LUDM) hosted their first event on Friday, November 4, 2017. The evening wrapped up Lamar University’s homecoming week by celebrating the students who helped raise money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals throughout the year.

Participants created personal fundraising pages on LUDM’s website at the beginning of the year and asked friends and family members to donate what they could. After visiting CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth last Fall, LUDM’s executive members decided their goal would be to raise enough money to revive St. Elizabeth’s pediatric playroom with new toys and furniture. LUDM wanted the children staying in the hospital to have their own space where they could play and feel like kids instead of patients.

At Dance Marathon on Friday, students were met with an event T-shirt at the door spent the evening dancing to line dances and having fun. Chick-fil-A provided dinner for everyone and there were plenty of awesome door prizes to go around from Nothing Bundt Cakes and 5-pound chocolate bars to an Apple Watch and Amazon Firesticks! The Ryan White Award for the Top Fundraising Team went to Alpha Tau Omega for bringing in over $1,300! One of their team members, Christian Dick, went above and beyond and raised over $800 – more than doubling most other students’ totals.

At the end of the evening, LUDM students took the stage to announce the final total amount they would be donating to CMN Hospitals for St. Elizabeth’s pediatric playroom. They were thrilled to reveal a grand total of $4,730!

Thank you, Cade Johnson, LUDM President, and all of the students who worked so hard throughout the year raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Congratulations to all our door prize winners!

Nothing Bundt Cakes Gift Package – Rebekah Hunt

1 lb World’s Finest Chocolate Bar – Dustin Boyd

1 lb World’s Finest Chocolate Bar – Reid Johnson

5 lb World’s Finest Chocolate Bar – Averie Mangioni

Six Flags Passes and Restaurant Gift Card Bundle – Ally Souza

Bluetooth Speaker – Tammy Tran

Bluetooth Speaker – Avery Murdock

Amazon Firestick – Christian Dick

Echo Dot – Morgan Plagman

Echo Dot – Jordan Curl

Apple Watch – Whitney Kieschnick

Speaker Sound System – Reid Johnson


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