Dance Marathon line dances the night away at annual fundraising event
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Loras College students came together for the fourth annual “Why Don’t We Just Dance?” at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.
Loras partnered with Kiss the Cook Enterprises to continue their year-long fundraising for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospitals. All of the money raised from these various events throughout the year will be totaled in April when students will gather together and spend 12 hours straight dancing for kids with cancer.
Besides spending time with friends and Miracle Families, students learned how to line dance to a variety of songs. There was a bake sale, a raffle and a silent auction, with various gifts being donated by companies from the Dubuque area. The gifts ranged from a movie-themed basket to a fitness club membership. In addition, Bernie the St. Bernard from the Dubuque Fighting Saints hockey team danced the night away with numerous students.
“It was really fun to line dance for the kids, but the coolest part was how much money we were able to raise for them,” first-year Jenna Dalisay said. “I wanted to become part of Dance Marathon my first year because it is a great organization that helps kids across the nation.”
The next event for this organization is a Dance Marathon 11 (DM11) preview party today at 5:15 p.m. on the ACC concourse. The event will talk more about the big event in April. Everyone is invited to attend.