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Dance, Dance Revolution: Students hope to make impact through charitable Dance Marathon

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Members of the Stonehill community showing off their skills at a previously-held dance event (Image Source: Stonehill.edu)

Members of the Stonehill community showing off their skills at a previously-held dance event (Image Source: Stonehill.edu)

By Katelyn Rota

A group of Stonehill students hope to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital by dancing through the night.

Stonehill will join more than 250 schools nationwide participating in Dance Marathon for Children’s Miracle Network this year.

The event is set for Saturday, Jan. 23, and will benefit children at Boston Children’s Hospital. Sophomore Molly McGowan has participated in this event elsewhere and is excited to start it at Stonehill.

“I am bringing Dance Marathon to Stonehill to have the opportunity to have an impact the lives of sick children and an ability to give back to the hospital that had a major impact on my life and the lives of many other Stonehill students,” she said.

Participants will raise money before the event individually or with a team of other Stonehill students.

At Dance Marathon, students will dance, hear speeches, watch performances and interact with children being treated at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Ten students met recently to discuss possible plans for the event, including performances by different on campus groups, Zumba, kickboxing and games.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. in Commons A. McGowan said she hopes many people will attend. For more information, contact her via email at MMcGowan@students.stonehill.edu.

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