Got happy feet? Register for Dance Marathon 2007

Registration continues for Dance Marathon 2007, a student-run effort to raise funds for and promote awareness of the Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis. People may register on the event’s Web site,

Faculty and staff members who are interested in participating, donating or volunteering with Dance Marathon can visit the faculty and staff section of the site and indicate their interest. Also, alumni are encouraged to visit the alumni portion of the site to learn how to become involved as well.

The event is a 12-hour dance-a-thon, to be held from 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Nov. 3-4 in the Athletic Complex. The event consists of music, performances, team competitions, games and a play with the “miracle children” from St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. All of the money donated is split evenly between these two hospitals to help provide programs, purchase equipment and fund facility renovations to meet the needs of area children.

Participants raise funds individually and with their teammates throughout the fall with the understanding that they will remain dancing (or at least standing) for the entirety of the dance-a-thon in November.

“This is an incredible opportunity for students, alums and faculty and staff members to become involved in an upbeat, interactive celebration while serving a great cause,” said senior Greg Perlstein, executive director of St. Louis Area Dance Marathon. In 2006, Dance Marathon raised more than $123,000. This year, organizers hope to contribute even more.

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