Press Release for Monday, November 23, 2009
UNF Dance Marathon Raises Over $16,000 for Children's Miracle Network
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
The 2nd Annual Dance Marathon at the University of North Florida raised more than $16,000
for the Children’s Miracle Network of Jacksonville/Brunswick.
200 UNF students danced the night away this past weekend in the UNF Arena for
18 straight hours to support pediatric programs at Shands Jacksonville and
Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
“I’m extremely proud of what we’ve
accomplished,” said UNF student Sammie Robins, Dance Marathon student club
president. Dance Marathon is a member of UNF’s
student Club Alliance.
raised by the Dance Marathon will be used to purchase critically needed medical
equipment, child life resources and educational materials for Shands
Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
been very impressed with the level of commitment and enthusiasm that the Dance
Marathon committee has shown,” said Kerri Solomon, director of Children’s
Miracle Network of Jacksonville/Brunswick.
the 2nd Annual Dance Marathon has come to a close, the student
committee will be accepting donations until the New Year. If you would like to
donate to this cause, visit www.unfdm.org and click on the ‘Donate Now’ link on
the right side of the page.
Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving
the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. Each year, over 170 Children’s Miracle
Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and
preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries
of every kind.