Dance-a-Thon Raises Money for March of Dimes

By Staff Writer Kristen White

Hours of dancing to promote awareness and raise money for the March of Dimes is exactly what Alpha Phi Omega and other members of the George Mason University community have in mind for the First Annual Dance-A-Thon.

To raise more money to hold the Dance-a-Thon, Alpha Phi Omega held a Sounds of Hope concert that featured Naked Steve, Justin and Nora, Zach Lewis and The Greater Good featuring Doc Nix.

“It was an amazing event that raised money and awareness for the cause,” said junior chairman Kate Collins.
The actual Dance-A-Thon event will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 in Dewberry Hall from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Registering as a dancer involves raising a minimum of $50. The dancers will dance during these hours and have breaks involving Twister and a Wii competition. There will also be a guest performance by Urbanknowlogy 101.

The March of Dimes’ mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

“Dance-a-Thon will create an exciting opportunity for students, staff, alumni and local residents to come together as a community,” said Collins. Due to the success of other colleges that have had similar, effective fundraising events, the expectations for the Dance-A-Thon are very high.

“We want people to come out and have a good time while supporting a great cause and to help build a new organization on campus,” said sophomore Meredith Harlow.

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