On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the University of Utah chapter of “Dance Marathon” danced the night away, celebrating a successful fundraising campaign that resulted in $33,358 for Primary Children’s Hospital. And they had reason to party – their campaign exceeded the national average of first-time chapters by more than $23,000!
Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a philanthropic movement uniting students at over 400 colleges, universities and high schools across North America. The University of Utah chapter was initiated by an executive board of fifteen students, eight from the David Eccles School of Business, who spent the last year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for Primary Children’s Hospital and the critical work they do for children throughout the Intermountain West.
“Dance Marathon has been such an amazing program and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be involved in it this year,” said Austin Hendrickson, Executive Director and junior in the Eccles School of Business Management Program. “The best part of the program for me was getting the chance to meet some of the children and families being treated at Primary Children’s Hospital and hearing them share their stories. It really drove home the importance and direct effects of getting involved in volunteer work, even in small ways.”
This year’s program was so successful that 2020 is already in the works. There will be several opportunities throughout the year for students to get involved and make a difference in the community. For more information and to participate in the program, email email@example.com.