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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Delaware chapter.

Every year as March rolls around, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the excitement for UDance. As a UD student, UDance has become a major aspect of my college years, and rather than just a one day event, it has become a year long challenge to raise as much money as possible to support the incredible B+ Foundation. For the past two years, I have made the commitment to stand for the entire 12 hour event, raising a minimum of $460 in an effort to help families who are battling pediatric cancer, and ultimately, create a world where pediatric cancer no longer exists.

My involvement with UDance began September of my freshman year, when I attended an information session. At this presentation, they had the incredible Joe McDonough speak, who told us why the B+ Foundation was formed. I was captivated by his story, and knew that I had to be a part of this. That night I signed up to be a dancer for my first UDance, and haven’t stopped fundraising since. After a year of being involved with UDance, I joined Alpha Epsilon Phi which was a founding organization of UDance at the University of Delaware. This year I not only surpassed my personal goal by raising $700, but my chapter of AEPhi surpassed its collective goal of raising over $100,000 this year. This year we are making history as the first organization in the B+ foundation’s history to raise over $100,000.

UDance is me more than just 12 hours of fun, more than just a one day event to hang out with my friends. UDance is a day to honor all of the B+ Heroes, who are fighting for their lives every day. UDance is a day to remember all of the kids who lost their fight. UDance is a day to begin making a better future. I dance to be a part of the change that we need to see happen. I am dancing for the kids (FTK).  

I am dancing today, to give kids a tomorrow.

Amanda Schuman is a junior at the University of Delaware. She is currently majoring in communications with a concentration in mass media and double minoring in journalism and interactive media. Amanda is passionate about all things communications whether it's social media, public relations, writing or just networking. In her free time she can be found watching sit-coms on Netflix, with a book in hand or eating anything sweet. You can follow her @bluehen_amanda