TO THE EDITOR:
It is the time for you to get involved with the largest student fund-raiser on this campus!
The events of Sept. 11 forced all of us to think about what we can do for our school and community.
The UNC Dance Marathon has raised more than $300,000 in the past four years for the children and families of the N.C. Children's Hospital.
This organization is a great way to continue the spirit of community service that last year's events imparted in so many UNC students.
The Dance Marathon is having committee recruitment all this week for the 11 committees -- Campus Fundraising, Community Events, Corporate, Fundraising Projects, Hospital, Marketing, Morale, Operations, Outreach, Publicity and University Outreach.
The DM family needs students with all interests and skills to make a commitment to the children of the hospital.
As a committee member you will help plan, fund raise and publicize the marathon in February, as well as events all year long.
We have both experienced participating on a Dance Marathon committee.
It is an inspirational, worthwhile and enjoyable way to give back to the UNC, Chapel Hill and North Carolina communities while meeting tons of fellow UNC students!
Committees meet once each week to brainstorm ways to make the marathon bigger and better.
Committee members will also interact with children and families of the N.C. Children's Hospital at socials organized for the kids by the Hospital Committee and through hospital tours and volunteer opportunities.
If you do not feel that you can give the time commitment of a committee member but still want to be involved all year with the marathon, then the DM Support Network is the place for you in the DM family.
The Support Network is a subcommittee that can be applied for that will only meet once a month and will be called on by all 12 committees to help execute tasks during the year.
Whether it's helping the Fundraising Committee collect money for the kids, assisting the Outreach Committee in a Mini-Marathon or playing with sick children at a social event planned by the Hospital Committee, the 2003 DM Support Network will be an integral part of the success of the Marathon.
Visit the UNC Dance Marathon Web site at http://www.uncmarathon.org for information! Applications may be submitted online until Friday at 5 p.m.
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
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