WHY SHOULD WE GO THROUGH ALL THE WORK TO RAISE MONEY AND SPEND 9 HOURS AT THIS TIGERTHON THING YOU SPEAK OF?
Wow reader, you ask the most excellent questions! We would be ecstatic to answer these for you!
First off, why should you raise money for CMN? Our local CMN Hospital, the Sanford Castle of Care in Sioux Falls, SD, takes 100% of the funds that are raised by universities, just like ours, around the state towards patient care. Last year, the Castle of Care had over 36,000 patient visits which is more than our crew can count on our collaborative fingers and toes, so it's a lot of visits is what we are saying! Also, no one is turned away, which we find particularly awesome! Finally, all of what we raise stays local which is pretty spectacular. You can actually see, or may already know, a child who has been helped by CMN in your area.
This leads to our next answer reader; why spend 9 hours at the Tigerthon? Why not is a better question! The Tigerthon, just like every Dance Marathon, is a day of celebration! It is where students and Miracle families get to spend time together celebrating the impact that CMN has had and the impact that all of those who participate in the event will have on future families through their generous giving and fundraising. It's a day full of fun with entertainment, free food, entertainment, games, and just general awesomeness. We think that once you've spent a day with these Miracle kids (who will love you simply because you are there) that your life may never be quite the same which we think will put you about 10 steps above Cloud 9.