Baldwin Wallace University Students Find Motivation in EGPAF “Stories of Hope”

Baldwin Wallace University Dance Marathon Student Director Chelsea Lewis

Sydney Van Horn

At first, leaders of the Baldwin Wallace University Dance Marathon (BWDM) felt that it would be hard for their fellow students to connect with the fight to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS – a disease that’s been largely defeated here in the United States. They needed a way to motivate their dancers and a daily reminder of the impact they will have by fundraising for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Student Director Chelsea Lewis (pictured) and her fellow BWDM leaders began carrying EGPAF "Stories of Hope" with them around campus. The vivid images and accounts of the people whose lives EGPAF touched were more than just recruiting tools, they are reminders of why BWDM is standing UP 4 THE FIGHT.

“The story of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is truly amazing,” said Kyle Wiley, fundraising and sponsorship director for BWDM.  “I am pumped to be a part of BW’s Dance Marathon and to be supporting EGPAF and the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS.”

Be sure to check out the Dancer Diaries series from EGPAF’s Development Coordinator Sydney Van Horn for more updates on UP 4 THE FIGHT Dance Marathons around the country.

Baldwin Wallace University will host its 13th  Annual Dance Marathon on March 1, 2014. You can check out their UP 4 THE FIGHT page here and donate to the cause.