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Dance Marathon to support Duke Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network
Mary Virginia Swain '77C

Saint Mary's School Dance Marathon Committee is proud to present the 2018 Dance Marathon, Saturday, Feb. 24, from 5:30-10:30 p.m. The Dance Marathon will raise funds to support Duke Children's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network. This year's Dance Marathon slogan is, "Saints Shake for the Kids."


"The Children's Miracle Network is such an amazing organization that continues to grow and contribute to children in need every day," says event organizer and director Emily Prater '19. "I wanted to bring some of the joy they spread to Saint Mary's and contribute to this life-changing organization!"

"The dance marathon is done in colleges and some high schools," says Prater. "We will have a DJ, dancing, games, and snacks, and we are inviting students from Woodberry Forest, Hargrave Military Academy, Christ School, and Chatham Hall, to join us. All of the money raised goes to the nearest hospital connected to the Children's Military Network, which, for us, is Duke Children's Hospital."

The Dance Marathon Committee has been holding bake sale fundraisers in Lower Smedes to fund the event.

The Dance Marathon will be held in various places throughout upper and lower Smedes Hall. Tickets are $10, and the deadline to sign up is noon, Friday, Feb. 16.

Anyone, students and adults, can support the Dance Marathon by contributing any amount here, by Feb. 24, to be included in Team Saint Mary's final tally.

Dance Marathon Committee

Emily Prater '19 - Overall Director

Margaret Fountain '18 - Recruitment Chair

Ava Spiegel '19 - Fundraising Chair

Stephanie Woods '19 - Publicity Chair

Carly Rein '20 - Operations Of Logistics Director

Corina Argiry '20 - Entertainment Chair

Ms. Stephanie Webb- Finance Director