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Siouxland students boogie to the beat for first annual Dance Marathons

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Events raise dollars for children’s health care at St. Luke’s

Two area schools are supporting children’s health care at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s by moving and grooving with dance marathons. North High School recently completed a very successful Dance Marathon at their school, raising over $3,500 through the community’s support for St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle

Buena Vista University has a dance marathon scheduled on April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the  Siebens Fieldhouse.

Both events will benefit St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network and its efforts to enhance children’s services and programs at St. Luke’s. Students will be celebrating the funds raised through their Dance Marathon efforts by staying on their feet through dancing, games and entertainment.

Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 250 schools across the country, all raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their community. Each event is entirely student run and all donate 100% of the funds raised directly to their local Children's Miracle Network. Students learn invaluable leadership and life skills while raising funds and interacting with children’s hospital patients and families.

Dance Marathons now span across the entire country, benefiting hundreds of hospitals and countless kids. Last year alone, college dance marathons raised more than $15 million.

To more information or to get involved, visit bvudancemarathon.com or DanceMarathon.com.