Dance Marathon organizers to hold ‘Mini-Marathon’ on March 18

The main Dance Marathon event on Saturday, Nov. 12, was designed to keep participants moving for 12 hours.

Western Carolina University’s Dance Marathon committee will launch its first ever “Mini-Marathon” on Saturday, March 18, by allowing community members to dance, donate and sponsor to raise money for Greenville Health System’s Children’s Hospital.

The event is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center.

The “Mini-Marathon” will bring college students, faculty and staff together to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network by combining food, music and games. The main Dance Marathon event features Miracle families, karaoke, massage chairs, photo booths, games and food to keep dancers and volunteers occupied and on their feet for 12 hours.

“The ‘Mini Marathon’ will feature a small portion of the attractions of the big Dance Marathon event but all of the excitement and enthusiasm,” said Brandon Lokey, WCU assistant director for campus programs. “The event will last for two hours, with a goal to raise as much money as possible. There will be a DJ playing music, snacks and drinks, a Dance Marathon store to buy T-shirts, socks, hats and fanny packs, there will be games, a morale dance taught by special guests, and much more.”

Registration/admission for the event is $5, with advance sales available at the Guest Services Desk on the second floor of the UC. Admission also will be available at the door on the day of the event.

Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that raises money for children’s hospitals around the nation. Families in the Western North Carolina region seek specialty care at Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital in Greenville, S.C.

Visit dm.wcu.edu for more information.