College to Host Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon

March 24 2016
Category: Events

Elmira College is proud to host the inaugural Dance Marathon event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network beginning on April 2 at 4 p.m. until April 3 at midnight. Participants will dance, raise money, and celebrate the work of the Children’s Miracle Network throughout the night. The eight-hour event will be held at the former St. Anthony’s Community Center located on the college campus. Participants will dance, engage in fun activities, and stand for the duration of the event to symbolize the struggles experienced by children on served by the Children’s Miracle Network. To learn how you can get involved in the movement, “like” Elmira College Dance Marathon on Facebook and follow @elmiracollegedm on Instagram and Twitter.

According to the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), every minute, 62 children enter a CMN Hospital for treatment. This network of hospitals that extends across North America provides $3.4 billion in charity care annually. The positive impacts of this organization are felt in Elmira at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Starting this year, students at Elmira College will annually raise funds and spread awareness for patients in need of neonatal and pediatric care and services at Arnot Health.

For more information please email dancemarathon@elmira.edu. To register and donate to the cause, please visit: http://events.dancemarathon.com/event/elmiracollege/

About Children’s Miracle Network (CMN)

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.