TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama Dance Marathon raised $252,001 for Children’s of Alabama during its latest annual fundraising efforts.
The amount was revealed during the organization’s BAMAthon event Feb. 19, the group’s annual 12-hour dance marathon.
Current and former patients of Children’s of Alabama, known as “Miracle Kids,” provided video messages sharing their stories of pediatric illness with the more than 1,200 registered Miracle Makers.
“I hope BAMAthon served as a reminder to our participants that while they may just be one student on this large campus, they can make an everlasting impact on the lives of kids at Children’s of Alabama,” said Grace Muncy, UADM president. “While the event is about having fun and meeting new people, it is also about celebrating the accomplishments of Children’s of Alabama and the lives we are able to impact.”
BAMAthon is the culmination of a year’s worth of programming by UADM, the University’s largest student group and on-campus philanthropy. The organization hosts events throughout the year, such as fundraising nights at Tuscaloosa-area restaurants and theme days on the UA campus.
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