Wednesday, March 4, 2015

UIS students hold Dance Marathon to announce money raised for the Children’s Miracle Network

WHAT: Students at the University of Illinois Springfield will hold a Dance Marathon to mark the conclusion of a year-long fundraising campaign for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at St. John’s Children’s Hospital. The amount of money raised will be announced at the event.

WHEN: Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5 to 11 p.m.

WHERE: Student Life Building on the UIS campus

DETAILS: Four local families who have benefited from the Children’s Miracle Network will share their stories starting at 6 p.m.

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 or at the event. Participants pay a $5 registration fee and are asked to fundraise at least $20 by March 6.

The Dance Marathon will have a different theme every hour, where the activities, arts & crafts, and food will match the theme. There will be a reflection room, where participants can read a miracle child’s story and write a letter to them and to other children who are currently in the hospital.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will do directly towards helping children at St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield.

For more information, contact student organizer LeAnna Kehl at

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