Second Annual Dance Marathon Looks to Raise Funds for Children’s Miracle Network

March 20 2017
Category: Events

Students at the 2016 Dance Marathon

The second annual Elmira College Dance Marathon is set for Saturday, March 25, from noon to midnight, at St. Anthony’s Community Center on Washington Avenue. The annual event raises funds for the Children’s Miracle Network at Arnot Odgen Medical Center.

During the 12-hour event, scheduled from noon to midnight, students will be dancing, participating in activities, or standing for the duration of the event to symbolize the pain and suffering experienced by sick children on their road to recovery.

According to Children’s Miracle Network, every minute, 62 children enter a CMN Hospital for treatment. This network of hospitals extends across North America and provides $3.4 billion in charity care annually.

Students at Elmira College hope to continue the success of last year’s inaugural event, which raised more than $10,000, to support patients in need of neonatal and pediatric care and services at Arnot Odgen Medical Center.

The Dance Marathon movement began in 1991, at Indiana University, to honor Ryan White, a student who passed away from HIV/AIDS after a bad blood transfusion. In 1994, Dance Marathon paired up with Children’s Miracle Network 

To learn how you can get involved in the movement, “like” Elmira College Dance Marathon on Facebook, follow @elmiracollegedm on Instagram and Twitter, or add Elmira College on Snapchat.

Click here to register for the event or to make a donation to the cause.