Meet the 2019 Riley Board

Name: Gwyn Milliken       

Board Position: President

Grade:12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1000

Why do you dance? I dance because of the happiness it creates. For the Riley kids happy to be dancing, and their parents happy to see them dancing. For the students happy to be raising money for a great cause. And lastly, for the happiness of everyone doing what they love and making a difference.

Name: Abby Vitale 

Board Position: VP of Special Events 

Grade:12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $2,000

Why do you dance? 

I'm so privileged to be a healthy active kid and I think everyone should have the privilege to not care about their health and just be a kid. I dance so we can find a solution to allow everyone to be a normal kid. To be able to go ride their bikes, participate in sports, hangout with their friends etc. without having to worry about what the next day will bring or their health. I love dance marathon because it allows me to connect with everyone. In a normal day, I always see my friends at school and then when I go to a Riley event I get to meet amazing kids that inspire me with their confidence, hope, and optimism. It is truly amazing and I love being able to help those kids smile and have fun for a while.

Name: Jenna Pyle

Board Position: VP of Mini Marathons

Grade: 12thgrade

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1000

Why do you dance? I dance for a future for the kids at Riley and around the world. I dance for a cure and to bring hope and smiles to those put in life’s worst situations. I dance to save lives and for those who can’t.

Name: Dylan Coles

Board Position: VP of Corporate & Fundraising

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1000

Why do you dance?

 I dance so that kids can have a source of hope. I dance for the happiness It brings to the kids and my peers. I dance for Izzy and Reece and all the other kids that attend the DM that I have gotten a chance to spend time with.

Name: Alexa Kays

Board Position: VP of Social Media

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1000

Why do you dance? I dance because dancing is what I love. I am a dancer and being able to help and support kids who can’t dance through raising money doing something I love is the best feeling in the world!! I can’t wait for riley dance marathon next year!! # FTK!!!!

Name: Lauren Nix

Board Position: Family Relations VP

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,250 

Why do you dance? 

I dance for hope. I dance in hope that one day all of the kids at Riley will be able to dance with us. I dance so that they can see another day. 

Name: Will McCord

Board Position: VP of Committee & Event Morale 

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1000 

Why do you dance? 

I dance for hope, I dance for a future of joy and carelessness for the kids at Riley who are hurting and who are in pain.

Name: Shea Koley 

Board Position: Executive of Special Events 

Grade: 10th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1000

Why do you dance? I dance because I love seeing the smiles of the children and their family when they get to experience so many things they don’t get to do in the hospital at the dance marathon! I also dance to raise money to help these kids get all the opportunities of other kids their age 

Name: Caitlyn, Kim

Board Position: Executive of Special Events 

Grade:11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance? 

I dance for the moments when the Riley kids are full of pure joy. Riley kids go through so much, and the moments when they are dancing, or acting crazy are truly some of the best moments. That Is why the dance marathon Is so amazing. You feel so much joy and love from everyone and the cause that we are working towards. Riley Is not just a fundraising group, it creates moments of joy in both the members and kids’ lives. 

Name: Emma Burns 

Board Position: Executive of Mini Marathons

Grade: 11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance? 

I dance for the joy and smiles that it brings to the children. I dance for those who can't, in hopes, that one day, all of the Riley children will be able to. And lastly, I dance to promote change and give back to something that is so beneficial! #FTK

Name: Gabby Martin

Board Position: Executive of Mini Marathons

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $ 500 

Why do you dance? I dance because there is nothing better than seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces and knowing that you are making a difference in someone’s life. 

Name: Lydia Landez

Board Position: Executive of Corporate & Fundraising

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance? 

I Dance to do everything I can to help kids in need in my community and for the families who give their hearts to their kids!

Name: Mia Contino 

Board Position: Executive of Corporate Fundraising

Grade:11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance? I dance for change, hope, and to make the kids at Riley Children’s Hospital the happiest they can be!  

Name: Rachael Houser 

Board Position: Executive of Riley Families

Grade: 11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance? 

I dance because I'm a riley kid and I know what It's like and want to help out the other Riley kids as much as I can! 

Name: Amanda Lawlor   

Board Position: Executive of Riley Families 

Grade: 11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance? 

I have a twin sister, and when we were born we were conjoined. When we were 5 months old, we were separated at Riley. I dance to Thank God for giving me life. I also dance to give back to Riley for everything they did to help my sister and me. 

Name:  Bryneth Roberts

Board Position: Executive of Committee and Event Morale

Grade:11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1000

Why do you dance? 

I dance for all of the kids that are fighting for their lives at Riley! I dance to see the kids smiles and how happy they are looking up to all of the older kids enjoy something so amazing! I also dance for Izzy because she is the main reason I am apart of DM!! #FTK :)

Name: Madilin Goodwin 

Board Position: Executive of Committee and Event Morale

Grade:11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $200

Why do you dance? 

I dance for all of the kids at Riley who are fighting for their lives. They are so strong and such an inspiration to me to be the best person that I can be.