Whether tackling gun violence or connecting students to the community, Risa Zwerling Wrighton is dedicated to improving lives, making her the perfect first lady.
Dance Marathon will take place Saturday, Nov. 12. The annual 12-hour dance party raises money for local children’s hospitals and features food, music, student performances and themed dance hours. Organizers also will remember Maggie Ryan, the 2015 executive director, who died in a car accident in May, two days after graduation.
Risa Zwerling Wrighton, honorary chair of Dance Marathon, invites faculty and staff to perform “The Dancellor” at Dance Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 12. The annual 12-hour dance party raises money for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
Hundreds of Washington University in St. Louis students will dance, play games, raise money, cheer student performers and meet “Miracle Kids” and their families during Dance Marathon, a 12-hour dance party on the Danforth Campus that benefits the Children’s Miracle Network.
WUSTL students danced for 12 hours to raise funds for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.
WUSTL faculty and staff invited to learn “the Dancellor” for the 15th annual Dance Marathon Nov. 9 at the Athletic Complex. The event raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Some 900 students have signed up to dance all night in the 14th annual St. Louis Area Dance Marathon. The 12-hour event begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Athletic Complex Field House, and lasts until 2 a.m. the next day. Faculty and staff are encouraged to take part, too, with Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton donating $14 for every employee who attends the reception. Proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis.
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and his wife, Risa Zwerling Wrighton, honorary event chair, and other faculty and staff members take the stage to lead students in “The Dancellor” during the Nov. 5 Dance Marathon of St. Louis in the Athletic Complex. A record number of student dancers — nearly 1,400 — participated in this year’s space-themed event, which raised $150,000 for Children’s Miracle Network.
The Sixth Annual Faculty and Staff Reception for St. Louis Dance Marathon begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Athletic Complex. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton feels so strongly about this benefit for Children’s Miracle Network that he is donating $13 – in honor of the event’s 13th year – for every faculty and staff member who attends.
Get your dancing shoes ready. Oct. 14 is the sign-up deadline to register for the annual Dance Marathon. Washington University in St. Louis hosts the student-run marathon, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, from 2 p.m.-2 a.m. in the Athletic Complex. Proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis.