When arriving at the University of South Carolina my freshman year, I was in search of something that would continue to perpetuate my desire for giving. Becoming a member of Phi Mu opened my world to the opportunities to give back to a national organization that has such an incredible, local impact.
Serving as Lambda Theta’s Philanthropy Chair only furthered my desire to serve to the children and their families treated at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia, S.C. After serving my term, I knew that my work with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) was not over – and then came USC Dance Marathon (USCDM). Becoming part of the USCDM family opened my eyes and heart to hundreds of college students year over year fighting for the next generation, fighting so that no child ever fights alone. CMN Hospitals treats over 10 million children each year in the 170 hospitals across North America – to me there is no better or more deserving of a cause. Continuing my love for Dance Marathon, I now have the honor and privilege to work at the CMN Hospitals National Office as the Dance Marathon Manager of the South Region – serving thousands of students who too see the value in saving kids’ lives.
I am beyond grateful for the sisterhood I have found in Phi Mu but forever grateful for the introduction to the work of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the line in our Creed, “To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand.” Looking into the future, I can only hope to continue to uphold the values Phi Mu has taught me as I continue to dedicate my life to serving others.