"And we danced, and we cried, and we laughed, and had a really really really good time!" UNI Dance Marathon's Big Event 2018 was absolutely amazing!! Our organization was able to raise $550,713.07 this year, over $50,000 more than our goal!! This means UNI DM is buying a second transport helicopter for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital!! Maria and I each raised over $1,250 of that amount ourselves, which means that the LoBianco twins raised over $2,500 for the kids this year!! We both also donated 8 inches of our hair, so it can be given to someone who needs it more than us. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who donated to Maria and I this year, and to anyone who donated to a dancer. We appreciate your generous, loving help in making a #halfamillionmiracles come true, and could not have done it without you! I also wanted to thank Noah Lucy for once again being an outstanding morale captain too, and pushing our team to do our best each day to live FTK. In addition, I wanted to thank Madison for being such a fantastic director of our fundraising committee and creating such a tight knit, loving family amongst us girls, and Dani for being a spectacular assistant director and such an inspiration, raising $10,000 and shaving your head all for the kids. This is my third year being a part of All-Committee, and each year I am filled with more and more love, friendship, and memories that I will be forever grateful for. I love being a part of a family who all have passions to be this generation fighting for the next, and I cannot wait to see what next year brings! "We dance for the chance, 'cause there ain't no better way. UNI DM is FTK!"