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 2017 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 4, 2017 at IUPUI's Campus Center. We cannot wait to see you there! 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Anna Bruick, Director of Dancer Relations at arbruick@iupui.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 2-3 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!

    If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Morale Jordan Williams at jornwill@iupui.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 2017.

    • 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 Anna Bruick, Director of Dancer Relations at arbruick@iupui.edu.
  • Join A Committee

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

    2017 Committee Descriptions

    External Committees | Emily Cutcliffe VP

    • Dancer Relationsl Anna Bruick | Responsible for dancer education and communication after they register

    • High School Dance Marathonsl Shelbie Walker l Responsible to guide, support, give ideas, and encourage high school DMs

    • Marathon Relationsl Malissa Magiera l Responsible for PR and contact with other DMs

    • Marketingl Akash Khanna l Responsible for Social Media and Promo Items

    • Recruitmentl Ryan Lattimore l Responsible for getting people registered on Team Raiser and coordinates tabling

    • Merchandise| Kiersten Boyer | Responsible for designing, marketing, and selling merchandise

    Finance Committees | Ali Emswiller VP

    • Accountingl Tyler Richardson l Responsible for data entry

    • Fundraisingl Natalia Bilek l Responsible for fundraising efforts including canning, in-event, and Day of Miracles

    • In-Kind Sponsorshipsl Alex Gardner l Responsible for catering and all non-monetary donations

    • Monetary Sponsorshipsl Kelly Barbret l Responsible for all Monetary Donations

    • Outreach Eventsl Rosie Tarlton l Responsible for planning events with schools and organizations on campus as well as community events such as dine to donates

    • Traditionsl Brooke Ferguson l Responsible for planning large-scale Jagathon-sponsored events


    Internal Committees | Isabel Adams VP

    • Committee Relations| Shane Mosby | Responsible for monitoring committee member engagement and requirements and organizing fun committee social events to bring the fam together

    • Entertainment| Brenna Vernengo | Responsible for brainstorming and researching entertainment ideas, communicating with outside entertainment

    • Family Relations| Bekah Lawson |  Responsible for maintaining contact with riley families, planning events for them, coordinating Riley Buddy program, and Family room at the event

    • Logistics| Paige Vogus | Responsible for set up, tear down, volunteers, campus center relations, and stage for the marathon

    • Morale| Jordan Williams | responsible for Color Wars, teaching and creating the Morale dance, keeping everyone HYPE all year long *requires a tryout*

    • Special Ceremonies | Kaylee Tutrow | Help organize, plan, and execute Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies, the Candlelight Ceremony, and Run to Riley

    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 before February 25, 2017. 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.

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