With Dance Marathon just a few short days away (!!!), the Miracle community is full steam ahead toward making Miracles Beyond Measure (if you don’t know what this means, click here). There is so much going on, so we decided it would be best to remind you what we think are the best ways you can be getting ready for this weekend. We are so excited, and we hope you are, too!
First of all, Dance Marathon is just that: a marathon. There are things you will physically need in order to complete the task ahead of you. Here is a packing list for all of the physical things you should think about bringing.
Also, don’t forget about this waiver! You’ll need it when you check in. And also, please don’t forget water. Water is so very important to your body.
Next, let’s talk about some of the best ways to experience Dance Marathon, while doing the most you can FTK. Before you even get to the Tate Center on Saturday Morning, there are things that you can do! During the event, there are two major opportunities that you can choose to do beforehand: the Standing Challenge and the Hair Chop Challenge. The Standing Challenge is just how it sounds: stand for 24 hours for the kids who can’t. Anyone can participate. Next, the Hair Chop Challenge takes place in from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Tate Atrium, and the only requirement is having eight inches of hair to donate. Here are the links to register for the Standing Challenge and the Hair Chop Challenge.
Also, there are plenty of other ways to make this Dance Marathon great, and we have some tips for Social Media platforms that relate to our overall theme for Dance Marathon, which is Miracles Beyond Measure. This year on social media, we want you to highlight your “why” in UGA Miracle. Think about why you joined Miracle, why you invest your time in it, and why it’s so important not only to you but for the kids and families at CHOA. Make sure your friends and followers understand your heart behind the fundraising – people are happy to give to a cause that changes things (and UGA Miracle changes things!). Because at the heart of Dance Marathon is the passion we have for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we want our posts on social media to reflect that.
On a more practical note, it helps to write what you want to post beforehand, so your focus can be on what’s happening at Tate in that moment. And include pictures! People love pictures. And don’t be afraid to start now! Everyone who has raised $50 by Friday is entered once into a drawing for an Apple Watch, and every additional $50 you raise is another entry in the raffle.
If you want to know what you can expect from this year’s Dance Marathon, watch this recap video of last year’s event. And then multiply it by 100. We’ll see you on Saturday!