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The Spirit of Shands

While most of us spend the holidays in the comfort of our homes, some of our miracle children are still continuing their hard fought battles. This holiday season, DM at FSU seeks to evoke the Spirit of Shands and continue fighting for those who can’t. Between December 27th and January 5th, all participants who raise $100 will receive an invitation to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital for an exclusive tour and park day with our miracle families. Wondering how to maximize fundraising during the holiday season? Here are some of our most effective tips: 1. Incentivize Dye your hair, jump in the fountains, or do something silly every time you hit a goal with donations. "Last year, when I hit m

Meet the Marathon Team

Ever wonder how we make the Marathon magic happen? Meet the people that make sure we have it all together: the Marathon Team. MORGAAN JESSELL, MARATHON DIRECTOR What is your position in Dance Marathon 2019? I serve as the Marathon Director which entails overseeing the production of our annual 40 hour long event in addition to working with our Family Relations team. What is your favorite DM memory? My favorite DM memory is when I was an Operations Coordinator in 2017 and one of the fundraising walls had come down. It was the middle of the night and the lights were off because a video was playing -- all of a sudden we just hear this huge rip sound and everyone was scrambling. I remember just j

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