Wisconsin Dance Marathon Raises $64,000
Madison, Wisconsin - In just four years, the Wisconsin Dance Marathon has raised more than $275,000 in support of American Family Children's Hospital.
The event, organized by students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds through this event.
This year, 136 students and other community members danced the night away on March 1. The 15-hour event raised $64,473 for the American Family Children's Hospital.
"I could not be more proud of how warmly UW students have embraced Dance Marathon," says Donna Katen-Bahensky, president and CEO of UW Hospital and Clinics and American Family Children's Hospital. "These young adults do a wonderful job."
Most participants raised $100 each by collecting pledges. Dancers also were entertained throughout the night by performances from various UW-Madison dance teams.
American Family Children's Hospital Vice President Jeff Poltawsky applauded participants for their enthusiasm and commitment to such a great cause.
"These students are shining examples of the future, and their passion to help sick and injured children by supporting world-class pediatrics and family-centered care at American Family Children's Hospital is extraordinary," Poltawsky added.
Date Published: 03/03/2013