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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

(904) 620-2102


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.

Over 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.


Funds 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.


“I’ve 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.


Although 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 and click on the ‘Donate Now’ link on the right side of the page.


Children’s 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.