TUSCALOOSA, Ala.‚ University of Alabama students will introduce Dance Marathon 2000 ‚ UAs inaugural student-run fundraiser for the Childrens Hospital of Alabama‚ at a news conference set for 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Student Recreation Center on campus.
The fundraiser, organized completely by students, will support the Childrens Miracle Network (CMN), an international non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for childrens hospitals, with funds raised at UA going directly to the Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
The 24-hour dance event is planned for March 17-18 at the Student Recreation Center.
The news conference will include details on UAs Dance Marathon, background on CMN, a visit from a CMN Miracle family, and an appearance by Big Al. Students involved in the marathon will set the tone for the event with an energetic spirit dance.
For more information, call Cash Casey, student public relations coordinator, at 205/347-3933, or Cathy Andreen, UA director of media relations, at 205/348-8322.
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