February 6 is seemingly just another ordinary day. Spring will be coming, Valentine’s Day around the corner, and children and college students alike will go to school.
But it’s not just another ordinary day for miracle children like Luke whose last chemo was August 20th, 2013 or Mordekai who is now walking and is affected by Hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
They know there is something special about February 6.
On the night of Feb. 6, 2015, over 4,000 dancers will gather at the Ohio State University Student Union not to study nor party – but to dance.
This event is called BuckeyeThon and is celebrating its 14th year.
Why you should do it
The 24 hour dance marathon will raise money that will be donated towards the Hematology/Oncology/BMT Department of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Here at The Social Firm, we find it our social responsibility to talk about this cause and support it as much as possible.
If you are looking for a charity or cause to donate to or just simply looking for a sense of community in the city of Columbus, come on out to BuckeyeThon. For those that aren’t dancing, the big reveal of how much money they raised, after the 24 hours are up, is one of the most exciting things to see in Columbus.
photo credit: thelantern.com
It’s truly amazing what young people can do when they come together.
One thing that people do not know about BuckeyeThon
It’s not just dancing the entire time! Events range from live performances including bands, dance groups and comedians to a DJ blasting music for 24 hours!
There are also other team building games and activities like jump-roping or hula hooping. The whole point of the marathon is that participants cannot sit down. That means no leaning on a table, resting against a fellow moral captain or laying down. Standing up for cancer is the theme of the 24 hours.
Help be a part of that with #OneTeamOneDream this year and help raise $1 million dollars #ForTheKids!
I will be dancing all day Sunday and donating some of my hair with the help of Aveda Institute of Columbus, for the kids!