Chelsea May's Fundraising Page

Riley Children's Foundation

Bloomington South High School Dance Marathon

Bloomington, Indiana

Chelsea May's Fundraising Page

On April 9, 2011 Bloomington High School South Dance Marathon will be hosting our sixth annual dance marathon. South’s Dance Marathon operates through Indiana University Dance Marathon, which has just completed their 20th marathon earning a record breaking $1.6 million. All money earned goes towards the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. Riley treats all patients, regardless of their family’s financial standing, and is the only hospital in Indiana exclusively for children.

The marathon is a six hour event that consists of dancing, eating, playing games and activities, and listening to Riley patients’ heartwarming stories. Our organization raises money through pledges from family and friends, donations from local businesses, and a variety of other fundraising activities. Corporate donations help cover cost of hosting the marathon, allowing the majority of money earned to directly benefit the children at Riley.

Bloomington South’s Dance Marathon is one of the largest groups at South with over three hundred members. The marathon is also one of the largest fundraisers the school hosts, earning $52,776.49 this past year. Each year we hope to be able to touch more kids than the last.

This year I will be participating in the marathon as the Senior Executive of Fundraising along with my co-chair Lindsey Ellington. I am very excited to have such an important role in this organization. Being involved in Dance Marathon has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I love knowing that my actions are directly benefiting the great families and children we get a chance to meet. It has really touched me. Being involved has also opened my eyes to the fact that every person really can make a difference. All of my fellow executive chairs and I spend a lot of time and effort, but we can see our work being put to good use. We get to tour Riley and see what our time and work goes towards. It's hard to say that about many things that you participate in. I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything, and I hope that I can share my passion with others to get them involved and doing what they can to help out this great hospital.

Bloomington High School South Dance Marathon could not be as successful as it is without the help from family and friends. This year our group is hoping to surpass our total last year and would sincerely appreciate any donation that you are able to offer. Please remember that every penny counts! Any contribution will help, and all donations are tax deductible.

Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions regarding South’s Dance Marathon or Riley Hospital for Children. You can also check out IU’s web site at or contact our advisor at Thank you very much for your time and consideration!

Click the "Donate" button to make your donation and forward this fundraising page to anyone you think may want to become involved in this remarkable cause. On behalf of myself and Riley, thank you for your support.

For The Kids,

Chelsea May


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