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Wisconsin Dance Marathon Raises $64,000

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Wisconsin Dance Marathon Raises $64,000

Wisconsin Dance Marathon logoMadison, 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."

Wisconsin Dance Marathon 2013Most 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