WAUKESHA, WIS.—Carroll University students put the “fun” in fundraising Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The third annual Dance Marathon raised $4,686 to benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
“We were on our feet for four hours straight, without sitting down or drinking caffeine, to dance alongside those who can’t. Everything we do is for the kids,” said Sarah Goldberg, president of Carroll’s Dance Marathon student organization.
All proceeds will support the Family Services Department at Children’s Hospital, to maintain programs such as educational resources for newly diagnosed families; animal, art and music therapy; and the upkeep of patient playrooms.
Carroll’s Dance Marathon featured stories from families with children who have life-altering medical conditions, or as Goldberg calls them, “Miracle Kiddos.” Activities included an art therapy craft, a demonstration of Drums Alive fitness and wellness program, the Liberty Dance Center youth dancers, a raffle, and assembling parent survival kits for the Children’s Hospital Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
Dance Marathon is a nationwide, student-run philanthropy that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help children and their families cope with life-threatening illnesses and diseases. This is the third and best year for Carroll University, raising more than double its fundraising goal of $2,000. The two previous events raised a combined total of $5,566.
Carroll University’s mascot, Pio Pete, with Sarah Goldberg, a senior from Wheaton, Ill., and Dance Marathon president.