250 Campuses Usher in School Year of Saving Kids’ Lives During First-Ever “Dance Marathon Day” on Sept. 25

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The school year will see more than $20 million raised by college and high school students supporting their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through the national Dance Marathon movement. Dance Marathon Day is the first-ever awareness day shedding light on how Dance Marathons fundraise to provide charitable needs at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Dance Marathon Day in support of CMN Hospitals

Dance Marathon is about students coming together for a year to organize a professional-grade fundraising event, joining together for a culminating campus event, and seeing firsthand the impact that giving back has on local kids and families.

Thousands of college and high school students across North America will be recognizing their shared fundraising impact on 127 member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on Thursday, Sept. 25.

The first-ever Dance Marathon Day will officially kick off a school year of more than $20 million projected to be raised by college and high school students funding vital needs at their community’s CMN Hospital. Donations generated through Dance Marathon campus programs help provide medical equipment, treatment and recovery programs, research and uninsured/underinsured care for the 10 million children who visit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals annually.

“Since 1991, Dance Marathon in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has grown dramatically because it taps into the power of impassioned students to change lives for sick and injured kids in their school’s community,” said Zac Johnson, head of Dance Marathon at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Dance Marathon is about students coming together for a year to organize a professional-grade fundraising event, joining together for a culminating campus event, and seeing firsthand the impact that giving back has on local kids and families.”

To learn more about Dance Marathon Day and what it’s doing for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit http://www.DanceMarathon.com. Those wanting to share the Dance Marathon Day word can donate a social media post via Thunderclap.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at http://www.CMNHospitals.org and http://www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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