Dance Marathon Alumni - Help Us Reach Our Goal
Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 2:40 PM PST
You know Seattle University’s reputation for social justice, but did you know the students of Seattle University are receiving national attention for the difference they are making in the lives of Seattle’s children?
In 2007, Seattle University began the Dance Marathon. A 16-hour event, Dance Marathon raises money Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH). The money raised benefits the hospital’s Uncompensated Care Fund which provides medical care for kids whose families could not otherwise afford it. In just seven years, Seattle University’s Dance Marathon has raised over $190,000, becoming the largest dance marathon on the West Coast.
In 2013, Seattle University’s Dance Marathon won the Chairman’s Award for Guild Excellence presented by the SCH Guild Association Board of Trustees.
In July 2014, Seattle University’s Dance Marathon was recognized for their accomplishments at the National Dance Marathon Conference where they were nominated for an award in innovation and took home the award for Best Website.
“For me there is no other more vibrant embodiment of the SU mission on our campus than Dance Marathon. It was a signature part of my Seattle University student experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world,” Seattle U alumna and former Dance Marathon participant, Katy Granath,’14, said.
This year the Seattle University Dance Marathon takes place on Saturday, February 21, with the goal of raising $73,000. That’s just $1.00 for every Seattle University alum with 100% of the proceeds going to support Seattle Children’s Hospital. You can help Seattle U Dance Marathon reach its goal by making a donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital on their website.
Dance Marathon would like to engage alumni, especially those who danced while they were students, in the event this year. In addition to donating, you can participate by coming to the event during the alumni time or you can donate to or bid on the silent auction.
Attend the Event
Saturday, February 21
Join other SU alumni and student dancers to play games, hang out with the Miracle Kids, dance and show your support for the cause.
Make a donation or bid in the online silent auction that takes place during the 16-hours of the Seattle Dance Marathon.
Make a donation to the Dance Marathon Alumni Fundraising page.