Miracle Organization to host dance marathon at Georgia Southern

Anthony Belinfante

Georgia Southern’s Miracle organization will host the Children’s Miracle Dance Marathon, a fundraising event to help sick and injured kids, for the second year in a row on March 8.

Starting at 4 p.m. in the Williams Center multipurpose room, the fundraising event encourages students to donate money towards the Children’s Miracle Network while participating in games, dancing and more.

Money earned through the fundraiser will also go towards the Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta.

Fifteen second dance challenges will take place during the event, along with hearing stories from miracle children and food provided by the Miracle organization.

Attendees can also sign up for a standing challenge, in which they would pledge to stand for the full six hours of the dance marathon.

Miracle hopes to meet their goal of raising $16,500, after successfully passing their goal last year by raising $16,200.

Schools across the country host dance marathons and are able to raise millions of dollars,” Miracle VP of internal operations Abbey Glaze said. “We are hoping to get Georgia Southern to eventually become one of those top fundraising schools.”

The dance marathon has a minimum $10 donation to start off the night at the door.

Anthony Belinfante, The George-Anne News Reporter, gadaily@georgiasouthern.edu