Dancing for Children’s Miracle Network

Yasmeen Waliaga

A Dance Marathon event is arriving as Georgia Southern gets involved with a national charitable movement.

This Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Williams Center multipurpose room, GSU will hold its first annual Dance Marathon to raise money supporting the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Savannah.

“I have always been a huge fan of the Children’s Miracle Network and I wanted to do something for them”, Rachel Mulder, president of Dance Marathon at GSU, said.

Not only will there be hours of dancing, but also food, live performances and guest speakers.

Food will be provided by Jimmy John’s, Moe’s and Jersey Mikes Subs. Live performances will be given by Adrenaline, D.I.M.E.S., Dyverzion, Euphoria and Spotlight Jewels.

“We will also have five theme hours, which people are welcome to bring things to dress up for: superhero, Disney, circus, rave and team,” Brittany Sealey, director of event operations for Dance Marathon, said.

Families that have been with the hospital will be guest speaking and many of the hospital’s children will be attending the event as well.

“Something really unique about the event is that you will actually be able to see who you are helping,” Mulder said.

The fundraiser emphasizes the charity’s main cause, which is explained by the organization’s catch phrase, “For the kids,” Brandi Thompson, a member of the Dance Marathon organization at GSU, said.

There will be several activities specifically for the children to engage in throughout the event, including corn-hole and hula hooping.

Sealey said the cost to register is $10 and students may register online through the Facebook event page or at the door. Any monetary donations would be greatly appreciated from any individuals who are unable to attend but are still interested in helping,