FCDM finale incorporates excitement, emotion


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Junior Chad Lawrence announces guest speaker Dr. Mervin Yoder at the closing ceremony. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Seniors Jacob Miller, Julie Jackson, and junior Carly Stevens listen to a Riley story. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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FCDM participants dance at the rave held by DJs Andrew Nguyen and Isaac Nasseem. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Senior Jack Stoner dances with other students at the rave. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Junior Garry Posey leads the crowd as he teaches the last portion of the morale dance. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Dance Marathon coordinator Tiffany Stansbury crowns sophomores Justin Applebaum and Kristen Burger as the FCDM king and queen. This title is won by the male and female FC student who raise the most money for the marathon. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Sophomore participants learn the final portion of the morale dance. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Executive committee members look on in disbelief as they see the amount of money raised this year. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Seniors Meredith Sant and Eliza Hudson bow their heads in respect during a Riley story. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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FCDM participants learn the final portion of the morale dance. At the closing ceremony, the dance was finally put together. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Senior Emma Bellus practices the morale dance before the closing ceremony. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Dr. Mervin Yoder talks about the importance of research donations for cancer treatment. Yoder works at the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Dance Marathon coordinator Anne Martin recognizes juniors Grant Vellinger and Garry Posey for their work on the morale executive committee.
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Dance Marathon coordinator Matthew Townsend recognizes seniors Austin Ivey, Harrison Davis, Sarah Fougerousse, and Sarah Henry for their work on the entertainment executive committee. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Senior Austin Ivey cuts wristbands off of seniors Josh Becht and Allen Truong. One of bands was cut off to symbolize the Riley families who got to go home. Participants were encouraged to leave the other on for the Riley families who never got to go home. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Dance Marathon coordinator Kristina Bauerla recognizes the executive committee for their hard work and dedication to helping the kids at Riley. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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FCDM participants form a circle and link hands while executive committee members cut off one of their wristbands. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Senior, participants, who form the inner circle, come together in support of the Riley families. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Dance Marathon coordinator Tiffany Stansbury thanks donors, volunteers, committee members, and participants for their support in making FCDM possible. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Executive committee members watch a video recollecting the events of the day. Photo by Meghan Poff.
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Executive committee members begin to reveal the total sum raised at the closing ceremony. Photo by Meghan Poff.

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