Wednesday, February 24, 2016

UIS students to hold Dance Marathon to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network

WHAT: Students at the University of Illinois Springfield will hold a Dance Marathon as part of a fundraising campaign for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield. Members of the public are invited to participate.

WHEN: Friday, March 4, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on the UIS campus

DETAILS: Participants can sign up for the Dance Marathon as an individual or as part of a team with a fundraising goal. Anyone is welcome to participate and can register online at or at the event. Participants pay a $5 registration fee and are asked to fundraise at least $20 by March 4.

The Dance Marathon will feature a DJ, a variety of performances by different organizations and food coordinating with the themes “Around the World”, “Hollywood”, “90s/00s”, and “Rave”.

Six local families who have benefited from the Children’s Miracle Network at HSHS St. John’s Hospital will share their stories starting at 4:30 p.m.

UIS students have been raising money for the campaign throughout the year. Last year, they raised $5,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network.

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