Students Hold Third Annual Dance Marathon to Raise Money for Charity

April 13, 2010

Mount Union College students will hold the third annual Dance Marathon to raise money for the Akron Children's Hospital's Children's Miracle Network (CMN) on Saturday, April 13 from noon until midnight in the Timken Gymnasium.


The theme for the event is "Begin with a Dance, End with a Miracle." Mount Union College students, some in teams and others individually, will dance from noon until midnight. Each dancer has received pledges. In addition, to raise more money for the event, tickets are being sold this week to students on campus for a chance to "Be President for a Day." The winner will spend a day learning what it is like to be president of Mount Union College while President Jack Ewing attends classes and spends the day as a student. The winner of this drawing will be announced later this week.

Families of some of the children helped through the CMN will be visiting the Dance Marathon throughout the day to support the dancers. The families have the opportunity to speak about how CMN has helped their situation.

Various area business are supporting the event through donations of food, and live bands and deejays will provide the music and entertainment. There will be karaoke contest, banner contests and supplies available to make cards for the patients of Akron Children's Hospital.

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

The community is welcome to attend the event and support the dancers. Anyone interested in making a donation can contact Josh Contrucci, director of Greek affairs at the College, at (330) 823-4983.

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