Previously Dance Marathon, Miracle at WCU is an international movement involving college
and high school students who raise money for the Children's Miracle Network of hospitals.
Students founded Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon in 1991 in the memory of
Ryan White. Since its inception, the movement has expanded to over 100 universities
and colleges across the globe.
Donations raised through Miracle at WCU help fund a Child Life Specialist at the Children's
Hospital of Greenville Health System. Every parent’s worst nightmare is the possibility
that his or her child will be diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness
or experience a tragic accident. What happens, though, to the child whose parent experiences
a tragic accident or is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness? This is where the
Child Life Services team joins the family in supporting and assisting the children
whose parents are undergoing long-term medical care. Supporting children in these
circumstances, even though they themselves are not sick, is just as important as supporting
children who are sick. We do not take our motto, “For the Kids” lightly and will continue
to provide our services and help in whatever way we possibly can to ensure miracles
continue to happen for all children.
Miracle at WCU has raised over $110,000 in the last 6 years!
2017 - $29,209.14
2016 - $21,510.72
2015 - $12,681.02
2014 - $10,871.97
2014 - $11,616.87
2013 - $16,367.25
2012 - $8,215.83
Ani-Yah Shead, Coordinator of Morale
Kayleigh Hand, Director of Sponsorship
Megan Harward, Director of Financial Operations
Jacob Monroe, Coordinator of Fundraising
Haylee Ewert, Coordinator of Public Relations
Sara Mears, Director of Internal Operations
Kaitlyn Brown, Coordinator of Marketing
Makayla Cook, Director of Events
Erin Pittman, Director of External Operations
Raeven McCrodden, Coordinator of Participant Relations
Jermois Morris, Coordinator of Hospital Relations
Ashley Palmer, Graduate Assistant and Executive Director
Palin Berkana-Wycoff, Lead Advisor, Department of Campus Activities
Michael Birch, Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness
Brandon Lokey, Department of Campus Activities
Diane Swenson, Department of Campus Activities
Children's Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS) is located in Upstate South Carolina. Board-certified physicians care for
more than 330,000 infants, children, and adolescents each year. From primary care to child life services, we are dedicated to providing outstanding medical care for every child. We are
committed to serving not only the patient’s well being but also the well being of
Pediatric radiologists and anesthesiologists are on-site around the clock, providing
expert care specifically tailored to the needs of children, including critically ill
and premature newborns.
Physicians, nurses, therapists and other clinicians approach patient care through
the eyes of a child. From pediatric sized medical equipment to patient room decor,
innovative care is delivered in a child-friendly environment.