Dancer Relations Director
Hometown: Jenkintown, PA
Previous THON Involvement
THON 2016: Dancer Relations Committee Member
THON 2017: Dancer Relations Committee Member
THON 2018: Dancer Relations Captain
Why did you want to be a Director?
THON is an organization unlike any that I've been a part of. It has given so much to me over that past three years and it has opened my eyes to the true definitions of honesty, courage, wisdom, and strength. I was blessed to have two incredible captains who showed me what it meant to be a passionate committee member and drove me to want to be more involved in the THON community. I applied to be a Director because I wanted to give back to the organization that has helped shape and mold me into who I am today. Most importantly, I wanted to be able to help these families and make their days a little brighter. What they are going through is unimaginable. If I am able to help in any way or to lighten the weight on their shoulders I want to do it. Seeing smiles on faces makes everything that we do worth it. I wanted to be a director to help make more smiles, to help make today a little better than yesterday, and to bring happiness.
What are your main duties as the Dancer Relations Director for THON 2019?
As the Dancer Relations Director it is my duty to ensure the safety and well being of all dancers THON Weekend. I lead a team of 20 captains who are in charge of educating their committee members on the best ways to take care of their dancers THON weekend. I work very closely with the College of Nursing, EMS, and Athletic Training throughout the year in order to ensure that the needs of the dancers are met and I also help coordinate and execute the Line Dance.
What is your favorite THON memory?
My favorite THON memory came from last year during Mail Call as one of the two Mail Call captains for THON 2018. During letter call, which was our final event, I was able to walk out among the dancers and see the emotion on their faces. It made the months of hard work and hours sorting letters and packages all worth it when I saw how much these things meant to them.
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible"-Walt Disney