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Creighton students raise $68,000 at Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon

Dance marathonMore than 500 Creighton University students busted a move to the tune of raising more than $68,000 for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha at the Kiewit Fitness Center on Saturday.

The university’s third annual Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon, hosted by the fraternity and sorority community, exceeded its fundraising goal of $62,000, which was representative of the 62 children who enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital every minute. 

Children’s will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the event, which raised awareness of hospitalized children affected by pediatric illness. Local Children’s families shared inspiring stories at the start of each hour of the 12-hour event, which helped connect students to the people they were supporting. Dancers, who pledged both individual and team fundraising goals, were encouraged to stay on their feet for the entire event.

“Dance Marathon continues to grow in popularity because it provides students with a fun way to give back and serve others, which is a focus of both Greek organizations and at Creighton,” said Margaret Zimmer, assistant director of Creighton’s fraternity and sorority life. “This event continues to grow in popularity. We exceeded last year’s fundraising total by nearly $20,000.”

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a student-run, nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The organization raises money to help save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

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