Thursday, February 07, 2013

Saint Mary’s Dance Club hosts dance marathon fundraiser Feb. 15

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Dance Club will host a public Dance Marathon Friday, Feb. 15, to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement, involving college students at more than 150 schools across the country who raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in and near their local communities. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, together with their corporate partners and generous donors, have raised more than $4.4 billion for sick children across the United States.

The fundraiser, hosted in association with Gundersen Lutheran of La Crosse, Wis., will be held throughout the night (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) in SMU’s Gostomski Fieldhouse.

Got two left feet? Don’t worry; everyone is welcome to participate by simply remaining on your feet and moving to the beat. Participants must be able to prove they are 18 or older.

Gundersen Lutheran representatives for the Children’s Miracle Network — as well as local families who have benefitted from its services — will be present. Come and be inspired by their stories.


8:15 p.m. — Doors open

9 p.m.  — Dance Marathon begins

9:30 p.m. — Opening Ceremony

10:30 pm — Longest Dance Competition

Midnight — Remembrance Ceremony

12:30 a.m. — The Oldie Moldie All-Stars band plays

2:30 a.m. — Re-motivation Ceremony

4 a.m. — Raffle

5:30 a.m. — Closing Ceremony

To register, go to

For more information, contact Serica Rowley at or (563) 495-1429.