Get Involved

Sign up to be a fundraiser on TeamRaiser and start raising money FTK! You can join as an individual, a team, or create a new team. If you are planning to attend the 20178 event, your first step is to create your fundraising page. Once you are signed up, you can begin to fundraise- it will show up on your page!

 
  • Become A Dancer for Jagathon

    Being a dancer for Jagathon is much more than standing on your feet for 13.1 hours. Being a dancer at Jagathon means supporting the kids at Riley Children's Health, and being part of a movement bigger than yourself. So what are you waiting for? Be a part of Jagathon, and register today!

    Now that you are registered, how can you prepare for the marathon? Join us in our cause FTK (For The Kids), and fundraise with us! Whether it's through canning, sharing your donation page, or simply donating $5 instead of grabbing your morning coffee, we invite each dancer to help support the kids who are right on campus at Riley Hospital for Children, fighting for their health. You can check out more about fundraising here!

    Besides fundraising, how else can you prepare for the best one night stand of your life?! Be sure to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube) for updates, tips, and information to help you. You can also learn more about the Riley kids you will be meeting at Jagathon! Once you are registered, you will be placed on a specific color team. We will be having color wars leading up to Jagathon 2017, and throughout the Dance Marathon as well. Be sure to stay updated on Color Wars opportunities to help your team win! 

    Now that you're registered and prepared, get pumped for the best Jagathon yet: March 3, 2018 at IUPUI's Campus Center. We cannot wait to see you there! 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shai Dean, Director of Dancer Relations at hsdean@umail.iu.edu. 

  • Color Wars

    Once you register for Jagathon, you will be assigned to a color team! Your color team is who you will spend most of your time at the marathon with. The teams are comprised of different student organizations, groups of friends and individuals! Every color team is led by 3-4 morale captains! They are your go-to people if you have any questions leading up to or during the event. Their primary role is to keep you HYPE throughout the year!

    Color Wars is a competition between color teams. Throughout the year and throughout the marathon, there will be various contests to see who has the most spirit FTK! In the past, we have done social media challenges, fundraising pushes, and a Pie in the Face event! Stay tuned to Jagathon’s social media accounts and your color team Facebook pages for more information and upcoming events! This year, we want Color Wars to be bigger than ever with more events and contests than before! 

    If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Morale Abby McComas at ammccomas@umail.iu.edu. 

    Congratulations to the Pink Team- Winner of Color Wars 2016!

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • If I raise no money, can I still attend?
      • In an effort to get every dancer involved with our philanthropy, we ask every dancer to raise something FTK (For The Kids). Fundraising is super easy, and we will give you tools to succeed! Unfortunately, if no fundraising occurs, the dancer will not be allowed to attend Jagathon 2018.

    • Do I have to dance all night?
      • While Jagathon is a Dance Marathon, it is much more than dancing. You will have the opportunity to learn a line dance with your fellow dancers, but this it is optional! All that we ask is that you stand on your feet during the marathon, to show your support of the kids. 

    • ​​I did not register on a team but would like to be on a team. Is it too late to join a team?
      • ​No, it is not too late to join a team! If you would like to be placed on a specific team, please email Shai Dean, Director of Dancer Relations at hsdean@umail.iu.edu.
  • Join A Committee

    Interested in becoming part of the largest student-run philanthropy on campus? Apply to be on a Jagathon committee!

    2018 Committee Descriptions

    President | Ali Emswiller 

    External Commitees: Malissa Magiera VP

    • Community Engagement: Rosie Tarlton
      • Responsible for engaging the community as well as High School dance marathons as well as planning the bike ride and gala
    • High School Dance Marathons: Claire Ralston
      • Responsible to guide, support, give ideas, and encourage high school DMs
    • Public Relations: Kelsey Carter
      • Responsible for PR and contact with collegiate DMs
    • Marketing: Akash Khanna
      • Responsible for Social Media and Promo Items
    • Merchandise: Krystyn Flynn
      • Responsible for designing, marketing and selling merchandise

    Finance Committees: Tyler Richardson VP

    • Accounting: Kelsey Verbarg
      • Responsible for data entry
    • Fundraising: Jenna DeVoy
      • Responsible for fundraising efforts including canning, in-event, and Day of Miracles
    • In Kind Sponsorships: Johnna Belkiewitz
      • Responsible for catering and all non-monetary donation
    • Monetary Sponsorships: Natalia Belik
      • Responsible for all Monetary Donations
    • Campus Involvement: Kira Couch
      • Responsible for planning events with schools and organizations on campus as well as community events such as dine to donates

    Internal Commitees | Shelbie Walker VP

    • Entertainment: Taylor Cornelius
      • Respsonsible for brainstorming and researching entertainment ideas and communicating with outside entertainment 
    • Logistics: Brooke Ferguson
      • Responsible for set up, tear down, volunteers, campus center relations, and stage for the marathon
    • Morale: Abby McComas
      • Responsible for Color Wars, teaching and creating the Morale dance, keeping everyone HYPE all year long *requires a tryout*
    • Special Ceremonies: Emily Egbers
      • Help organize, plan, and execute Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies, the Candlelight Ceremony, and Run to Riley
    • Traditions: Kaylee Tutrow
      • Responsible for planning large-scale Jagathon-sponsored events

    Membership Committees Emily Cutcliffe VP

    • Family Relations: Kori Bowen
      • Responsible for maintaining contact with riley families, planning events for them, coordinating Jag Pal program and Family room at the event
    • Recuruitment: Ryan Nail
      • Responsible for getting people registerted on Team Raiser and coirdinates tabling
    • Dancer Relations: Shai Dean
      • Responsible for dancer education and communication after they register
    • Committee Relations: Alex Bajzatt
      • Responsible for monitoring committe member engagemnt and requirements and organizing fun commitee social events to bring the fam together

    What is required of a committee member?

    Register:Make sure to register at donate.rileykids.org/Jagathon . Make sure to join as a committee member, and join under the team of whichever committee you are joining. There is a one-time, $25 fee that does not count toward your fundraising requirement.

    Fundraising:As a committee member you are required to raise at least $250. As a chair, you are required to raise at least $500. Don’t worry, it is super easy to do!

    All-Committee Meetings:Attend at least three all committee meetings throughout the year and the final all committee meeting that will take place the week of Jagathon. This meeting consists of explaining tasks, set-up, tear-down, and night-of logistics. If you hold a chair position on the commitee, you have to attend at least 6 all commitee meeting throughout the year. 

    Ready to join the committee? Take me the the application!