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Dance Marathon movement coming to Earlham College

This fall, the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement is laying the foundation for a new Dance Marathon program at Earlham College.

We’re looking for student leaders who are ready to be a part of “this generation, fighting for the next” and help raise funds and awareness for Dayton Children’s Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital treating children families from the Richmond, Indiana community.

To request more information or apply for a position on the founding Executive Board, click here.

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Interest Sessions:

During the week of Monday, January 28 though Thursday, January 31, staff members from CMN Hospitals will be on campus meeting with student leaders, organizations, and campus administrators to spread the word about the opportunities for involvement with the new Dance Marathon at Earlham College student organization.

The CMN Hospitals staff members will also be hosting information sessions for students to attend to learn more about Dance Marathon and how they can get involved as a founding executive board member for the new organization.

Join us at one of the information sessions below:

  • Monday, January 28 – 7:00pm – Dining Hall, Friends Room B
  • Tuesday, January 29 – 5:30pm & 7:00pm – Dining Hall, Friends Room B
  • Wednesday, January 30 – 1:00pm & 4:30pm – Dining Hall, Friends Room B

What is Miracle Network Dance Marathon?

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a philanthropic movement uniting students at over 400 colleges, universities and high schools across North America. Students involved in a campus’s dance marathon organization spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for their local CMN Hospital. The year culminates with a dance marathon event on each campus where students get to meet patient families treated at their local hospital, participate in games and dancing, enjoy entertainment, and reveal their annual fundraising total.

As this movement comes to campus, a new Dance Marathon at Earlham College student organization will be formed on campus. Staff from CMN Hospitals are currently recruiting student leaders who will help form the founding executive board for the organization. Executive board members will be responsible for laying the foundation for the organization, recruiting student participants, planning and implementing fundraising and awareness efforts, building relationships with university and community partners, and hosting the inaugural dance marathon event.

Dance Marathon provides students with a hands on service-learning experience that develops a sense of community, bringing students and organizations together from all across campus. To learn more about the impact of Dance Marathon, check out this guide.

Our Cause:

The efforts of the organization will all be in support of Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Dayton Children’s Hospital is a free-standing children’s hospital serving over 290,000 patients every year. As a regional referral center, Dayton Children’s serves a 20-county region that includes Ohio and eastern Indiana.

With each incision, dose of medication and broken bone set, they treat each child as if they were their own. At Dayton Children’s, kids are number 1.

By getting involved in Dance Marathon at Earlham College, you’re joining hundreds of thousands of students across North America who are a part of this generation, fighting for the next and helping to save kids’ lives in your local community.