Dancing for a cause

Junior Kelley Greenman (left) and seniors Shaina Goodman and David Israel dance during the 1980s hour of the St. Louis Area Dance Marathon Nov. 3 in the Athletic Complex. This year’s event broke records in attendance — 1,056 registered — and in fundraising. On the night of the event, Dance Marathon announced it had raised $162,275 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis, which supports St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. One hundred percent of donated funds are used to help these hospitals fund programs, equipment and facility renovations to meet the needs of area children. In 2006, Dance Marathon donated more than $123,000 to the charity.