RUDM has a strong relationship with Embrace Kids Foundation. Jonathan Walker has experienced both sides of this relationship. Jonathan was an Embrace Kid and now he attends Rutgers University as a captain of Event Logistics. He is giving back to the foundation that gave so much to him. From Jonathan’s perspective, the number 1 reason that the partnership with RUDM and EKF is so important because of all the awareness it raises. There are so many people who LOVE DM and see some of the benefits of this organization, but there’s people that do it just out of the goodness of their heart. Being both a patient and student at Rutgers, I see the immediate effect of DM that many people don’t necessarily get to see. But EVERYONE LOVES DM ANYWAY! In 20 years, Jonathan would like to see Embrace Kids reach EVERY single child that becomes hospitalized at RWJ and for every student at Rutgers to know about Dance Marathon. The next 20 years, he wants the popularity of these two organizations to grow exponentially and to see it touch as many hearts as possible.