Dashing through Dubuque for the kids

This past Saturday, Sept. 23, Duhawks came to Eagle Point Park in Dubuque to support their Miracle Kiddos in Dance Marathon. For the past five months, Loras College Dance Marathon has worked diligently to recruit and advertise for this event.

“Junior Paige Bildstein, our co-president, did a lot of the planning,” said senior Michaela Dohleman, Dance Marathon’s other co-president. The Loras College Dance Marathon public relations and graphic design team created a lot of the event’s campaigning. Over the summer, many posters, interviews, and radio commercials were formatted to spread awareness for the event.

“Being a part of Dance Marathon has shaped my college experience and opened my eyes to the importance of caring for one another,” Dohleman said. “My passion grew infinitely as I learned more about the cause.”

During the run, delegates and morale captains were staged around the five-kilometer path to cheer on the runners, many who were members of dance marathon. At each kilometer, there was a sign for each miracle angel (miracle kids who have passed away).

“My favorite part of the Dewey Dash was being able to share this cause with different members of the community,” Dohleman said. “The Dewey Dash was a success due to the large attendance and many supporters at the event.”

For more information on upcoming Loras College Dance Marathon events, watch  for emails and posters around campus.

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Celia is a staff writer for The Lorian.

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