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Dancing for a Cause

Dance Marathon is a movement that unites students of all ages with the goal of raising money for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

This year was a record breaking year for all four of our Dance Marathon programs! To say that we are proud is an understatement. Despite their busy schedules, COVID setbacks, and more, nothing could stop these students from raising money for local kids.

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Student’s at Bucknell University hosted their first-ever RAYthon. Students enjoyed performances food, giveaways, karaoke and a DJ. After year long planning and a 4 hour long event, this dedicated group of students raised $5,426!

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Wilkes University hosted their second annual Dance Marathon. Dozens of students participated in the six-hour event. Not only did Wilkes have a record breaking number of participants, they had a record breaking total- more than doubling what they raised the year before! Although they announced a total of $11,500 at the end of their event, these dedicated students continued to raise funds even after the dancing was done and raised an additional $827, bringing their final total to $12,327!

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It was a milestone year for the students at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory High School. For the past 10 years these students have been changing the health of local kids. After fundraising tirelessly all year for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, this year’s dance marathon total was an incredible $46,513.09, surpassing their highest total by more than $12,000! Aside from their record-breaking total, SEMDM has also exceeded the $200,000 milestone raised for Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.

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Bloomsburg University Dance Marathon held their annual event to support Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. This event featured Healthy Husky – a group on campus promoting mental health and wellbeing of students, student organizations selling items to support their own clubs, a 13-year-old local DJ, Miracle Families and plenty of activities for students to show their support of kids at Geisinger. The students were successful in raising a record-breaking total of $9,630.22 – a 67% increase over 2021!

Each year these students continue to amaze us with their hard work and dedication. From the late night Dance Marathon meetings, to ensuring that our Miracle Kids have a memorable time at their events, we are truly appreciative of everything you do change kid’s heath!