Light the night

October 15, 2009 —

daley taem

People tell me walking is good for me but sometimes I don’t believe them. (Walking up those three flights of stairs each day to our PA classroom never feels too good when I nearly stop breathing!)However, when I am told to walk to help out people in need…I’m all about it. Heck I may even run….watch out!

Well that’s a long way of saying our class participated in a Light the Night walk to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

As a class we raised around $2,300 which is pretty good considering we are in class or studying most of the time.

The most encouraging part of the entire project was being part of the event itself. To be around people currently fighting these diseases or are in remission was a good reminder of why I came to PA school. I hope to be able to support, help and treat these kinds of patients in the future. Around 20 people in my class participated in the walk.

It was such a neat experience and I hope to get the chance to be involved in it again.

daleys team

Daley Dodd was born and raised in the little ol’ town of Newton, IA. Growing up involved sports, dance, clubs and anything under the sun that could keep the family busy. This busy bee life flowed over into her college years at Northwest Missouri State University. She was a member of the Northwest Dance team, taught dance at a local studio, a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and involved in Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC). After college Daley journeyed on over to Europe and had the time of her life. While there she worked for CCC and got to experience new cultures, foods and people. After a year abroad her cravings for American food got the best of her and she came home. After living in Nebraska a year she decided to jump back on the school ship and came to DMU. She has loved her experience here so far and can’t wait for everything to come.


  • Marcia Jacquette

    Nice work! – M – (ASA, DN-A)