Sophia Snipes

Dance Marathon at UCLA

I'm fundraising for an AIDS-free generation!

Let's do this!


I joined Dance Marathon!

I joined a team!

I shared my page!

I got my first donation!

I made a donation to my page!

I'm halfway to my fundraising goal!

I reached my fundraising goal!

My Updates

What PAC Means to Me!! 💃🕺

Wednesday 7th Feb
On my tour of UCLA a little less than a year before I packed up my Parisian life and destined myself for sunny Los Angeles, my eye caught a group of students wearing bright highlighter yellow t-shirts. They were listening to music, handing out flyers, and speaking with passing by students with enthusiasm I could detect from 40 yards away. I zeroed in onto their table to learn that they were a student organization on campus called the Pediatric Aids Coalition. Watching them made me smile. Not only were they advocating for such an important cause, but they were doing it with an energy, devotion, and passion that was contagious and heartwarming. I remember thinking to myself, if by chance I end up at UCLA, I'm joining PAC. Now, as a member of PAC, I could not be happier to spread word of our amazing cause. 

Change being something I've experienced my whole life, I found that through commitment to community engagement I was able to find a home and family no matter where I am. Joining PAC has made me feel at home here in LA. 

Alongside being a supportive organization, what really makes PAC special is the cause. Every single member of PAC is fully dedicated to working towards an HIV/AIDS free future. Everything we do, to working one with families impacted by HIV/AIDS, to individually raising money, to organizing Dance Marathon, is with that single goal in mind. PAC has sparked within me a need to advocate and make change in a world still plagued by stigma, miseducation, and lack of medical care to those who need it the most. 

This Spring I will be dancing in my first Dance Marathon (of many) and am hoping to raise as much money as possible to go towards the organization!! Although Dance Marathon only lasts 13-hours, being in PAC has dedicated me to taking a (literal) stand against pediatric HIV/AIDS for life. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$104.75

Kathleen Snipes Hall

Hi Sophia, I'm excited you chose PAC to share your time and talent in helping fight pediatric aids. As a college student in 1989-91, I wrote several articles on HIV; and because contracting the virus through a blood transfusion was so new, that was my very first news article! I continued to write stories on HIV from different angles and even got tested myself so I could write about the experience I had so others could learn more about the virus. We can talk someday about your experience-I'd love to hear all about it! Love, Aunt Kathleen

$104.75

Amy Marasco

Very proud of your commitment !

$100

Mom, Dad, And Bro Nicholas

So proud of you Sophia!

$100

Khorey Family

Send info on dance marathon!

$52.38

Aunt Laura And Uncle Greg

Dance on! We love what you are doing!

$52.38

Sophia Snipes

$50

Janet Scharp

Sophia, best of luck in the fundraising and dance marathon! Love, Aunt Janet

$26.19

Mary Kraft

So proud of you, Sophia!! Love, Aunt Mary & Uncle John

$26.19

Allison Burns

$26.19

Morgan Perkins

Dance on, Sophia! I hope there's a karaoke interval, too.

$26.19

Jenny Schmidt

$26.19

Kate Parkinson

$26.19

Sara Houze

$10.48

Anonymous

$5.24

Maya Rego

Our Team

Aiden Western

Raised so far:

$1,441.02

Rowan Kruger

Raised so far:

$955.98

Dexter Darmali (C)

Raised so far:

$829.52

Caroline Meyers

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$293.80

Sasha Avakyan

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$700.17

Eleonore Haas

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$2,233.94

Carly Yoon

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$787.99

William McReynolds

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$330.05

Michelle Jeong

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$838.35

Malia Groth

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$1,026.37

Jayden Tan

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$362.45

Hinano Negishi

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$229.98

Alexis DiMaria

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$708.05

Shirin Dunker

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$1,553.03

Grace Shoemaker

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$556.54

Joy Wu

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$526.63

Caterina Marji

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$804.09

Katerina Rally

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$647.10

Isabella Appell

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$248.76

Ava Western

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$1,211.09

Lily Anderson

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$404.33

Natalie Quilala

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$299.19

Caroline Breckling

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$369.50

Jaelin Chen

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$10.00

Payton Smith

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$1,744.40

Em

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Reese Rhodes

Lena Brooks-Kelly

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$974.24

Miguel Medina

mason tsang

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Allison Griffith

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$2,000.19

Litsa Dimitropoulos

Ronjini Chatterjee

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Ava Altmann

Mia Tracy

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Ariana Avellan

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Alexis Arellano

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Allison Meister

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Megan McHugh

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Nidhi Thati

Logan Wiedemann

Grace Strottman

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Sawyer Asaro

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$1,470.62

Maddy Swope

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Julia Paternostro

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$385.46

Hanna Masri

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$150.00

Lindsay Felder

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Olivia Bollinger

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$12.00

Lauren Pattermann

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$209.51

Hannah Mirmohammadi

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$80.00

Jasmine Garcia

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$94.86

Lindsey Bell

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$502.13

Ali Shirvani

Maya Victoria Rego

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$1,513.23

Anoushka Prasad

Emma Ferry

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$313.03

Elise Tsai

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$213.00

Fiona Choi

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$553.18

Sarah Barsamian

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$500.00

Isabella Taylor

Fiona Herron

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$581.37

Audrey Yung

Simran Singh

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$10.00

Iris Gu

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Jess

Abby Harrison

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$323.31

Kainath Kamil

Avery Dunn

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$1,277.33

Sonia Parikh

Raised so far:

$25.00

Alyssa Orantes

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$362.32

Sophia Snipes

Raised so far:

$737.12

Megan Bedingfield

Raised so far:

$682.58

Ashley Peterson

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$62.57

Bella Roden

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$104.75

Clementine Daniel

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$481.63

Lauren O’Harra

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$129.75

Jina Song

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$142.95

Izee Spillane

Alex Wolford

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Johnny Bhaskar

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$261.88

Jenny Gutierrez

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$139.99

Charis Gonzales

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$630.55

Ingrid Yambao

Clarice Pace

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$398.55

Ellie Wiygul

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$386.38

Evie

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$828.53

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$537.27

Kylee Rippe

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$96.19

Neha Jonnalagadda

Maya Silver

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$104.76

Karina

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$667.82

Stephanie Manasyan

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Brandon Ignacio

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Shreya Jaldu

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Khalif Kamil

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Amy Duong

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Anabel Asencio

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Jessica Sanderson

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$102.43

Lina Molla

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$70.00

Victoria Scanlon

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Dana Yambao

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$30.00

Nathan Brice

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Michael Guarasci

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$219.52

Jordyn Feenberg

Christopher Garcia

Diya Singhal

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Ela Dynner

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Brooke Sanchez

Emma Varnell

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Faith Preston

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