Students Raise $23,000 in Dance Marathon

2012-02-27
By Stacy Howard
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Seattle University students donned their flair and danced the day and night away in the 5th annual dance marathon last Saturday. The 16-hour event fundraised more than $23,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Nearly 150 students from various campus groups and clubs participated in the event, which featured food, games, a silent auction and the dance-a-thon.

SU President Fr. Stephen Sundborg even made an appearance and joined in the festivities to show his support to the students.

Organizers of the dance marathon said in their mission statement, their goal is to, advocate and promote awareness of Seattle Children's Uncompensated Care Program through a foundation of hope, love and fun. We are committed to make a difference in the lives of children and their families by aspiring to give them the gifts of a renewed hope, a dream and a chance."

Some of the families who will benefit from the funds raised, were also in attendance to join in the fun and show their gratitude SU.

SU is one of the pioneer schools on the west coast to start a dance marathon as an established student-driven fundraiser, and others are following suit.

All proceeds went directly to the program.

Online donations can still be made here: http://www.helpmakemiracles.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.donate&eventID=1020

For more photos from the marathon, visit the Seattle University Student Activities page:

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