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Carroll Dusts off the Dancing Shoes for Fundraiser

Waukesha college hosts 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for Children's Hospital

students, faculty and staff are preparing their best moves, dusting off their dancing shoes and getting ready for the Cha Cha Slide. The school is holding a dance marathon from 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, to 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in its gym at 221 N. Barstow St., according to a news release.

The fundraiser benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. From the news release:

Students, faculty and staff will spend the night dancing, playing games and enjoying entertainment to celebrate the funds raised for Children’s Hospital and to dance for those who can’t. The community can get involved by making a contribution at on its website.

Dance Marathon is a national fundraiser that was started at Indiana University in 1991, in memory of Ryan White, a former Indiana resident and national spokesperson for HIV/AIDS awareness. The first Dance Marathon raised money for the Riley Hospital for Children, where White received care until his death in April 1990. Today, Dance Marathons are held at more than 150 high schools and colleges to benefit more than 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Participants learn leadership and life skills while raising funds and interacting with patients and families. To learn more, visit http://dancemarathon.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org

Carroll’s Dance Marathon is organized by a student organization with the same name, to raise awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and provide opportunities to make a difference. The students of Dance Marathon are prepared to become future corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders.

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