Auburn University Miracle Network Dance Marathon (AUDM) is an annual fundraising event held on Auburn’s campus that benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. AUDM 2018 raised $568,417.07 for the kids. Delta Zeta formed a team that raised $20,915.98, ranking this team eighth in overall fundraising. Nineteen members of Delta Zeta contributed to this effort.
Months and months of work are put into preparing for this event by almost 200 students on Auburn’s campus, and this year eight of those students are members of Delta Zeta. These women include:
Taylor Watson, Director of Public Relations
Lauren Henson, Director of Dancer Relations
Caroline Conerly, Assistant Director of Auburn Family
Sydney O’Brien, Assistant Director of Corporate Sponsorships
Helaina Theos, Committee Member of Fundraising
Reeves Holden, Committee Member of Multimedia
Olivia Hammond, Committee Member of Special Events
Michelle Perley, Morale Captain
When asked about the support given by her sisters, Michelle Perley commented, “On the day of AUDM's Main Event, my job as a Morale Captain is to bring as much energy as I can to a room filled with hundreds of people in order to keep them dancing and fundraising for our kids for 14 hours. I had an overwhelming amount of support from my sisters beginning the moment I was chosen as a Morale Captain back in April 2017. This support was maintained the entire year as I fundraised and promoted AUDM's main event. It all concluded at Main Event when I was standing on stage and able to look out into the crowd to see the encouragement and excitement on the faces of my sisters who came as participants, making it effortless to sustain my energy. I cannot thank them enough for helping me reach my fundraising goal, coming to Main Event, and constantly supporting me”.
“AUDM is an incredible event that supports a very worthy cause, and we are so proud of the hard work and dedication exhibited by our sisters,” concluded Torie Novara, LAMP editor and Historian.