Third Annual Ankeny Dance Marathon Raises More than $18,000
ANKENY, Iowa (February 6, 2017) – In just six hours, students from Ankeny High School and Ankeny
Centennial High School raised
$18,140 for the University of Iowa Children’s Miracle Network Hospital during
Ankeny’s third annual Mini Dance Marathon.
On Saturday, February 4, students danced the night away and participated in games like Trivia Crack,
hot-shot basketball, inflatables, giant Jenga, and karaoke.
"Student council spent
countless hours organizing the Dance Marathon and we had many participants work
countless hours raising money," said Sylvia Wineland, event organizer and
AHS teacher. "We are blessed knowing that we raised money for a cause
bigger than ourselves."
In the last three years, Ankeny's Dance Marathon has raised more than $72,000.
Dance Marathon is a student run
event created by the Children’s Miracle Network that takes place on college and
university campuses around the country in order to raise funds for local
affiliate’s children hospitals. There are currently more than 150 different
Dance Marathon programs throughout the country.
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