SU’s student-run, award-winning Dance Marathon raised a record-breaking $160,217 in critical financial support for the Uncompensated Care Fund and children battling cancer at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In so doing, the students bested last year's $148,000 effort.
Launched 11 years ago, SU’s Dance Marathon is the oldest of its kind on the West Coast.
“I am so proud of our students for their tireless efforts and incredible commitment to this vital cause,” wrote President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., in his winter quarter update to the university community.
Seattle Children's also expressed gratitude, tweeting:
Thank you, @SeattleuDM! Last weekend you pulled out all the fancy footwork, danced your ❤️hearts out and raised $160,217 for our patients and #StrongAgainstCancer. We are so thankful for everyone who made this a record-breaking success. #FTK #ThursdayThankYou pic.twitter.com/dywOhW1i0m— Seattle Children's (@seattlechildren) February 23, 2018