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  Carolyn Appelhans    Position:  President   Contact:   ca195113@ohio.edu    Major:  Bachelor of Specialized Studies - Event Planning   Why She's FTK: " Being FTK means being a part of something much bigger than yourself. There is nothing more rewarding than working with a group of peers to achieve a goal that includes helping those who need it more than you do."

Carolyn Appelhans

Position: President

Contact: ca195113@ohio.edu

Major: Bachelor of Specialized Studies - Event Planning

Why She's FTK: "Being FTK means being a part of something much bigger than yourself. There is nothing more rewarding than working with a group of peers to achieve a goal that includes helping those who need it more than you do."

  Ty Tracy    Position:  VP of Internal Affairs   Contact:   tt887114@ohio.edu    Major:  Nursing   Why He's FTK: " When I was 9 years old, I had to stay in the hospital for about a week. While I received excellent care from my health care team, my family was able to be there for me every step of the way. I know how much the family can aid in the healing process. I'm FTK so no kid has to fight alone."

Ty Tracy

Position: VP of Internal Affairs

Contact: tt887114@ohio.edu

Major: Nursing

Why He's FTK: "When I was 9 years old, I had to stay in the hospital for about a week. While I received excellent care from my health care team, my family was able to be there for me every step of the way. I know how much the family can aid in the healing process. I'm FTK so no kid has to fight alone."

  Courtney Homan    Position:  VP of External Affairs   Contact:   ch631214@ohio.edu    Major:  Communication Studies   Why She's FTK:  "Being able to help a child and their family through some of the hardest times in their lives is extremely rewarding. I am FTK because I want kids struggling with an illness to still feel like a kid rather than a patient in a hospital."

Courtney Homan

Position: VP of External Affairs

Contact: ch631214@ohio.edu

Major: Communication Studies

Why She's FTK: "Being able to help a child and their family through some of the hardest times in their lives is extremely rewarding. I am FTK because I want kids struggling with an illness to still feel like a kid rather than a patient in a hospital."

  Sarah Vaughn    Position:  VP of Planning   Contact:   sv225313@ohio.edu    Major:  Integrated Social Studies Education   Why She's FTK:  "I was able to first hand see, and be effected by the generous nature of the Ronald McDonald House Charities when my sister had to go to the Cleveland Clinic for a month of inpatient therapy. Without them, my family would not have been able to have a place to relax, or be able to stay close to my sister. I've been passionate about being able to give back to RMH and make sure other families are able to have the same oasis provided by the amazing volunteers at the house."

Sarah Vaughn

Position: VP of Planning

Contact: sv225313@ohio.edu

Major: Integrated Social Studies Education

Why She's FTK: "I was able to first hand see, and be effected by the generous nature of the Ronald McDonald House Charities when my sister had to go to the Cleveland Clinic for a month of inpatient therapy. Without them, my family would not have been able to have a place to relax, or be able to stay close to my sister. I've been passionate about being able to give back to RMH and make sure other families are able to have the same oasis provided by the amazing volunteers at the house."

  Jessica Rutkowski    Position:  Director of Recruitment & Engagement   Contact:   jr622415@ohio.edu    Major:  Journalism   Why She's FTK:  "It allows me to ensure that kids can have a childhood that is full of laughter and free from stress. Children shouldn't have to endure stress from situations in or out of their control."

Jessica Rutkowski

Position: Director of Recruitment & Engagement

Contact: jr622415@ohio.edu

Major: Journalism

Why She's FTK: "It allows me to ensure that kids can have a childhood that is full of laughter and free from stress. Children shouldn't have to endure stress from situations in or out of their control."

  Paige Anderson    Position:  Director of Greek Life   Contact:   pa867115@ohio.edu    Major:  Early Childhood Education   Why She's FTK:  "My favorite memory from BobcaThon  was getting to talk to one of the families from the RMHC that came to the dance marathon last year. Seeing the love and gratitude they had for what we were doing was life changing and a moment I will never forget."  .

Paige Anderson

Position: Director of Greek Life

Contact: pa867115@ohio.edu

Major: Early Childhood Education

Why She's FTK: "My favorite memory from BobcaThon  was getting to talk to one of the families from the RMHC that came to the dance marathon last year. Seeing the love and gratitude they had for what we were doing was life changing and a moment I will never forget."

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  Sadie Lamparyk    Position:  Director of Morale   Contact:   sl530214@ohio.edu    Major:  Communication Sciences and Disorders   Why She's FTK:  "Kids are so innocent and loving, they deserve to have the time of their lives -- enjoying their childhood, playing and making friends, and creating long-lasting memories. I dance for the kids who can't. I spend twelve hours on my feet to ensure that countless children and their loving families have the comfort and support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio during tough times."

Sadie Lamparyk

Position: Director of Morale

Contact: sl530214@ohio.edu

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Why She's FTK: "Kids are so innocent and loving, they deserve to have the time of their lives -- enjoying their childhood, playing and making friends, and creating long-lasting memories. I dance for the kids who can't. I spend twelve hours on my feet to ensure that countless children and their loving families have the comfort and support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio during tough times."

  Abby Fajack    Position:  Director of Participant Fundraising   Contact:   hf707313@ohio.edu    Major:  Child Life   Why She's FTK:  "It's so much more than sacrificing your day to stand on your feet for twelve hours and raising money for the Ronald McDonald House. BobcaThon shows you how things in your life can be taken for granted sometimes, but you should enjoy and celebrate every little moment and thing you have with joy because it is a privilege."

Abby Fajack

Position: Director of Participant Fundraising

Contact: hf707313@ohio.edu

Major: Child Life

Why She's FTK: "It's so much more than sacrificing your day to stand on your feet for twelve hours and raising money for the Ronald McDonald House. BobcaThon shows you how things in your life can be taken for granted sometimes, but you should enjoy and celebrate every little moment and thing you have with joy because it is a privilege."

 
  Amy Rapien    Position:  Director of Campus Outreach   Contact:   ar978114@ohio.edu    Major:  Child and Family Studies   Why She's FTK:  "No matter what these children have gone/go through, they have a smile on their faces, enjoying being a kid. There is no better feeling than knowing that you are bringing joy and a smile to a child’s face. FTK is truly a daily reality check, constantly reminding me that this life and time is a precious gift."

Amy Rapien

Position: Director of Campus Outreach

Contact: ar978114@ohio.edu

Major: Child and Family Studies

Why She's FTK: "No matter what these children have gone/go through, they have a smile on their faces, enjoying being a kid. There is no better feeling than knowing that you are bringing joy and a smile to a child’s face. FTK is truly a daily reality check, constantly reminding me that this life and time is a precious gift."

  Haley Jones    Position:  Director of Family Relations   Contact:   hj178513@ohio.edu    Major:  Child and Family Studies   Why She's FTK:  "I believe that every child deserves the chance to live their childhood to the fullest. Some children are working to overcome difficulties in their lives and it can take away from being a kid and enjoying their childhood. RMH helps to make a child's life as enjoyable as possible in hard times."

Haley Jones

Position: Director of Family Relations

Contact: hj178513@ohio.edu

Major: Child and Family Studies

Why She's FTK: "I believe that every child deserves the chance to live their childhood to the fullest. Some children are working to overcome difficulties in their lives and it can take away from being a kid and enjoying their childhood. RMH helps to make a child's life as enjoyable as possible in hard times."

  Jack Cummings    Position:  Director of RMHC Activities   Contact:   jc040913@ohio.edu    Major:  Community and Public Health   Why He's FTK: " I've seen how much can be accomplished when students come together to work for a good cause. This is a great event that always surprises me with the passion people have For The Kids!"

Jack Cummings

Position: Director of RMHC Activities

Contact: jc040913@ohio.edu

Major: Community and Public Health

Why He's FTK: "I've seen how much can be accomplished when students come together to work for a good cause. This is a great event that always surprises me with the passion people have For The Kids!"

  Mallory Golski    Position:  Director of Digital Media   Contact:   mg533114@ohio.edu    Major:  Journalism   Why She's FTK:  "Childhood is supposed to be a carefree time in life filled with laughter and play and imagination-- not spent in a hospital. I'm FTK to help kids feel as carefree as possible, even when they can't always run around and play with their friends."

Mallory Golski

Position: Director of Digital Media

Contact: mg533114@ohio.edu

Major: Journalism

Why She's FTK: "Childhood is supposed to be a carefree time in life filled with laughter and play and imagination-- not spent in a hospital. I'm FTK to help kids feel as carefree as possible, even when they can't always run around and play with their friends."

 
  Nick Preston    Position:  Director of Branding and Marketing   Contact:   np786712@ohio.edu    Major:  Marketing and Business Analytics   

Nick Preston

Position: Director of Branding and Marketing

Contact: np786712@ohio.edu

Major: Marketing and Business Analytics

 

  Emily Simmons    Position:  Co-Director of Dance Marathon   Contact:   es806714@ohio.edu    Major:  Accounting and Business Pre-Law   Why She's FTK:  "By raising money for the Ronald McDonald House we get to help keep families together through some of their toughest days. RMH does so much for so many kids and their families, being able to help them in any way possible is such an incredible feeling."

Emily Simmons

Position: Co-Director of Dance Marathon

Contact: es806714@ohio.edu

Major: Accounting and Business Pre-Law

Why She's FTK: "By raising money for the Ronald McDonald House we get to help keep families together through some of their toughest days. RMH does so much for so many kids and their families, being able to help them in any way possible is such an incredible feeling."

  Megan Wheeler    Position:  Co-Director of Dance Marathon   Contact:   mw982313@ohio.edu    Major:  Communication Studies   Why She's FTK: " BobcaThon is an opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people at Ohio University. The dance marathon is one big student involved community filled with people who want to make a difference and bust a move while doing so. The feeling of true pride and happiness when everyone gets to see the final amount of money is raised is a feeling that I will never forget."

Megan Wheeler

Position: Co-Director of Dance Marathon

Contact: mw982313@ohio.edu

Major: Communication Studies

Why She's FTK: "BobcaThon is an opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people at Ohio University. The dance marathon is one big student involved community filled with people who want to make a difference and bust a move while doing so. The feeling of true pride and happiness when everyone gets to see the final amount of money is raised is a feeling that I will never forget."

  Gabby Howell    Position:  Director of Fundraising Events   Contact:   gh464114@ohio.edu    Major:  Communication Studies   Why She's FTK: " It is an indescribable feeling knowing that we are making such a big difference in these kids lives as well as their families."

Gabby Howell

Position: Director of Fundraising Events

Contact: gh464114@ohio.edu

Major: Communication Studies

Why She's FTK: "It is an indescribable feeling knowing that we are making such a big difference in these kids lives as well as their families."

 
  Shawna Kroning    Position:  Director of Special Events   Contact:  sk393014@ohio.edu   Major:  Global Communications and Nonprofit Promotion   Why She's FTK:  "I believe every kid should have the opportunity for an amazing childhood. To impact someone's life whether big or small is important to me. BobacaThon's message of FTK allows me to grow as a person and gives me a chance to help others."

Shawna Kroning

Position: Director of Special Events

Contact: sk393014@ohio.edu

Major: Global Communications and Nonprofit Promotion

Why She's FTK: "I believe every kid should have the opportunity for an amazing childhood. To impact someone's life whether big or small is important to me. BobacaThon's message of FTK allows me to grow as a person and gives me a chance to help others."

  Clay Rehm    Position:  Director of Sponsorship   Contact:   cr681514@ohio.edu    Major:  Health Services Administration   Why He's FTK:  "You meet so many dedicated people who are all there for the same goal. No child should have to fight alone, and the Ronald McDonald House makes that possible."

Clay Rehm

Position: Director of Sponsorship

Contact: cr681514@ohio.edu

Major: Health Services Administration

Why He's FTK: "You meet so many dedicated people who are all there for the same goal. No child should have to fight alone, and the Ronald McDonald House makes that possible."

  Cody Shanklin    Position:  Director of Finance   Contact:   cs389714@ohio.edu    Major:  Psychology   Why He's FTK:  "I believe that no kid should be alone during such a difficult and scary time. Being FTK has truly given me many new positive perspectives on life and has inspired me to help others in all I do."

Cody Shanklin

Position: Director of Finance

Contact: cs389714@ohio.edu

Major: Psychology

Why He's FTK: "I believe that no kid should be alone during such a difficult and scary time. Being FTK has truly given me many new positive perspectives on life and has inspired me to help others in all I do."