June 02, 2010


ALLIANCE, Ohio - On March 31 in the Timken Gymnasium, Mount Union College students will be "dancing today for a better tomorrow."

That's the theme for the Second Annual Mount Union College Dance Marathon. Students from the college will dance from noon to midnight to raise money for the Akron Children's Hospital's Children's Miracle Network (CMN).

Teams of five to ten students will be formed and dancers are required to be dancing at all times. Through sponsorships and donations by friends, faculty and others of the campus and local communities, each dancer is asked to raise $100 with hopes of reaching an overall goal of $5,000 this Dance Marathon 2001.

Activities will be held throughout the day, such as dance competitions, karaoke contests, banner contests, penny drives and donation contests. In addition, live band and dance performances will be offered.

Among those attending the Dance Marathon will be the families of some of the children who benefit from the Children's Miracle Network who will speak about how CMN has helped them with their medical problems.

The following is a schedule of the events that will take place during the Dance Marathon Saturday, March 31:

  • 12:25 p.m. Karaoke contest begins
  • 1 p.m. First family speaks
  • 3 p.m. Second family speaks
  • 3:20 Dancers eat lunch
  • 5 p.m. Third family speaks
  • 6 p.m. MUC Dance Team performs
  • 7 p.m. Dancers eat dinner
  • 8 p.m. Fourth family speaks
  • 9 p.m. Live performance by Turnstile Jumpers
  • 11:30 p.m. Thank you's and announcement of money earned for CMN


The Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to helping hospitalized children since 1983. Funds raised by the Children's Miracle Network benefit children who suffer from illnesses such as muscular dystrophy, birth defects, burns abuse, cystic fibrosis, accidents, AIDS and cancer.

Members of the community are welcome to attend the day's events and give support to both the dancers and the families. Anyone who has questions or is interested in making a donation, please contact Dance Marathon chair Xanath Lang at (330) 823-7879. Deadline for donations is March 31.

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