FAU to Host Annual Dance Marathon Fundraiser

Florida Atlantic University’s annual Dance Marathon fundraiser will begin on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m., and end on Sunday, April 3 at 2:15 a.m. in FAU’s Recreation and Fitness Center.

Dancers will stand on their feet for 13.1 hours to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.


By kelsie-weekes | 4/1/2016

Florida Atlantic University’s annual Dance Marathon fundraiser will begin on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m., and end on Sunday, April 3 at 2:15 a.m. in FAU’s Recreation and Fitness Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The event, known as OwlThon, raises money and awareness for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). Proceeds from the event will go directly to University of Florida’s Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville.

“OwlThon is more than just an organization. It brings the student body and community together as one to help these children,” said Jordan Klein, student director of OwlThon. “These families deserve more days, months and years with their ill children, and we’re here to lend a hand and give them hope for another tomorrow.”

The theme of this year’s OwlThon is “Double the Miracles.” Participants will dance on their feet for 13.1 hours, which is meant to give them a greater understanding of the struggles that children go through as they are treated for their illnesses at CMN hospitals.

Only registered FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni can participate in the event, but anyone can donate to the cause.

FAU is one of more than 350 schools across the country raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Last year alone, dance marathons raised more than $26 million for CMN hospitals.

For media attendance, contact Kelsie Weekes at 561-350-5705 or Weekesk@fau.edu. For more information or to find out how to donate, visit http://owlthon.wix.com/owlthon

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