Hey Everyone! It’s a beautiful day here in Holland, Michigan. The weather forecast has been in the mid 50s and sunny for a few days now and there are people hammocking in the pine grove so I am declaring it spring! I have been waiting for this day since January, so at the first sight of a 50 degree day I pulled all my sundresses out from the deep dark corner of my under bed storage and have been wearing them ever since. This also means that I can study outside, which makes mid-term preparation much more bearable.
Also in this wonderful month of March, my sorority sisters and I participated in Dance Marathon. This is a fundraiser for Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Alpha Gams raised money for a wonderful girl named Noelle! She is amazing and brought her family and one of her friends with her to celebrate on this special day. Last year Dance Marathon raised over $182,000. This year we wanted to raise $190,000, and we were able to surpass our goal and raise $256,323.13. I am so proud of everyone for supporting such an important cause. We are all extremely fortunate to be healthy and attending college, but it is easy to take that for granted. Important events like these help me be more grateful for simple things like good health. Dance Marathon also brings our campus together to make a difference in a community very close to our own. Standing and dancing for 24 hours was difficult, but it made me appreciate my life and all the phenomenal Hope students.
March has been an amazing month so far and with Spring Break on the way I know it is only going to get better from here!