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55 Reasons Why You Should Be FTK

Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised over $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991

55 Reasons Why You Should Be FTK
Sierra Padgett

1) We are building a new hospital from the GROUND UP, brick by brick!!!

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2) We stand for those who can't.

3) Hearing the stories of these kids just puts everything in such perspective and shows there's so much more to life.

4) The morale dance is the best thing in the world & you won’t ever forget it.

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5) You can put your friends in jail.

6) Let's you be apart of something bigger than yourself.

7) See firsthand the impact you have on your community.

8) See firsthand the impact you have on those children.

9) See firsthand the impact you have on their families.

10) See firsthand the impact you have on yourself.

11) You have quality bonding time with friends.

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12) You have a chance to meet new people.

13) You have opportunities to learn to fundraise.

14) The Children's Hospital, Navicent Health is an incredible place.

15) In 2015, Children's Hospital served 47,126 patients.

16) We help fund new projects!

17) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Expansion

18) HOPE (Hematology/Oncology Place of Excellence) Center

19) Intermediate Care Unit Expansion

20) Child Life Services

21) Bo's Camp

22) Pediatric Radiology

23) Pediatric Rehabilitation

24) Seeing your community come together for an incredible cause in unbelievable.

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25) Getting to dress up in tutus and bright colors reminds you of what its like to be a kid again.

26) Seeing people from all over campus join in together for 1 day and interact together for the cause is so cool.

27) Every person at the event is there for different reasons, but with the same goal.

28) You get to hear so many inspiring stories that really change your life.

29) ITS FUN!

30) It’s the only time you want to pay to use someone else’s phone charger.

31) It’s good exercise so you get a free pass on the gym.

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32) It’s a party during the day!

33) The kids are so incredible they deserve to know how loved and special they are.

34) When the number of how much money we raised is revealed, there’s no feeling like it.

35) You see how every dollar really does add up.

36) Our Miracle Kids are the reason we go the extra mile, the 110%, above and beyond.

37) Mary Helen Higgs

38) Elwin Starling

39) Abe Gainous

40) Wyatt Turner

41) Brody Jackson

42) Macey Holleman

43) Macie Johnson

44) Hunter Bayne

45) Kendayl Moon

46) Taylor Sanders

47) You started to think about how you spend your money.

48) You don’t see $10 as a meal out with friends. You see it as a case of children’s masks.

49) You don’t see $50 as a new pair of shoes. You see it as 2 cribs that Children’s Hospital can buy for the babies.

50) You get to dance nonstop for hours.

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51) Make memories with your closest pals.

52) Makes you thankful for what you have.

53) FOR

54) THE

55) KIDS

thank you to everyone who helped contribute to this list!

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