Students were on their feet dancing with their friends at the first-ever MICDS Dance Marathon this spring. The all-school event brought together Lower, Middle and Upper School students who danced the night away for a wonderful cause: fundraising and support “For the Kids” of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
There was something for everyone, including Giant Jenga and cornhole games, face painting, cotton candy and popcorn, a photo booth, card making for miracle kids, a fundraising jail and even a life-size game of Hungry Hungry Hippos. A DJ guided the rhythm of the night, creating a soundtrack of support for a great cause. “We heard from children who had their own miracle stories, including former miracle ambassador Michael, as well as two members of our MICDS community,” shared one of the lead event organizers, Jennifer Goldberg ’19. “[The stories] were all extremely inspiring and helped everyone connect with the cause.”
MICDS Dance Marathon was completely student-organized and student-run. Julia Amato ’19 and Goldberg led the effort to plan the spectacular event. The evening culminated when the committee had a special, confetti-filled reveal of the total amount raised: $12,531.01!
“I am very excited to know that the money we raised will help hospitals, doctors and nurses treat children who are not able to do some things that we do all the time, like dancing,” said Amato.
A huge thank you goes to all of the student dancers, morale boosters, sponsors, chaperones, volunteers, parents and the Dance Marathon committee who helped make this first MICDS Dance Marathon a remarkable success.