When you think of students at colleges and universities there are a few things that normally come to mind: partying, studying, and the large amounts of coffee and alcohol that they consume during this time. However, what if I told you that these students were also volunteering, fundraising, and raising awareness for causes that they care about?
Each year, thousands of students across the nation come together to support and participate in dance marathons that their schools put on.
The Official 2017 Raise Red Logo
Students at the University of Louisville organize their own annual 18 hour dance marathon, raiseRED. raiseRED is the only student run organization that supports clinical and research efforts at the University of Louisville Hospital for children, doctors, and families fighting pediatric cancer. It isalso the largest student organization on campus. An executive board of 18 different UofL students control every aspect in the preparation and execution of this event and they all dance for different reasons.