What does it take to make a miracle? Is it the efforts of one person? No. It take's a community coming together to make a miracle. UGA Miracle is an organization dedicated to helping Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Every year, they host a Dance Marathon where college students take 24 hours to have fun, dance, listen to the stories of Miracle children, and help raise money for CHOA. Many students take a 24 hour standing challenge: they stand for the kids who can't.
Did you know that only four percent of all federal funding for cancer research goes to research on childhood cancer? This year, UGA Miracle took a stance- they decided to dedicate everything they raised over $1,000,000 towards Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders unit.
UGA students proved this past weekend that they are capable of making a miracle. Through their Anual Dance Marathon, this year, they raised $1,352,705.17 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Unit. They managed to overtake Walmart and become the number one donor for CHOA.
I am proud to have been a part of this. I stood for 24 hours for the kids who can't. It was all worth it. When the children who have been helped by CHOA and UGA Miracle come around and cut off your hospital bands, the sense of accomplishment and happiness is overwhelming.
All it takes to make a miracle is everyone doing their little part. Together we can make a miracle.