F-M students dance to raise $125,000 for kids
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:26:07 GMT —
They're dancing to make a difference.
Fayetteville-Manlius students are dancing around the clock at their annual dance marathon to raise money to send nearly one hundred and fifty kids who are effected by life threatening diseases such as cancer, sickle cell anemia and AIDS for a free week at Camp Good Days on Keuka Lake.
Maggie Wilkerson is a junior at F-M. "It's heartbreaking to know that these kids don't have the privileges that a lot of people do. And being able to send these kids to camp is the best thing about DM," says Wilkerson.
It's a week of relaxation and as close to a normal a life as possible for kids from across the area.
Stephanie O'Malley is a freshman at F-M. "I just wanna see how excited they are to be doing something as fun as this and it's such a great cause and I really hope as many of them get to go for free to Camp Good Days as possible," says O'Malley.
or many students, they're dancing because they know someone personally who is effected by a life threatening disease.
Sydney O'Dell has seen family and friends battle cancer in the past. Currently one of her close friends is trying to beat cancer as well. Having this so close to her, she knows how important sending kids to camp for even a week really is.
"It's kind of hard because I feel what she's feeling, cuz we're really close and it's just sad to know how long she may or may not... like, be here," says O'Dell.
Fundraising for a week at camp for kids who need it most.