Busting moves, benefiting miracle families
Published: Friday, February 8, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 8, 2013 02:02
Amidst the stress of midterm exams, Beavs Helping Kids organizers are preparing for a day filled with games, performances, music, dances, food and prizes — all for a cause.
Beavs Helping Kids will hold a dance marathon tomorrow as a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Children’s Miracle hospital, Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield and the miracle families.
Beavs Helping Kids, in conjunction with the University Honors College, specifically benefits the Children’s Miracle Network. Beavs Helping Kids partnered with the Student Alumni Association for this event.
The dance marathon will go from 1 to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union ballroom, starting with an opening ceremony in which the miracle families will make an appearance. The rest of the event will proceed with dancing to music from a DJ, performances and food from OSU catering; there will even be a dance taught to the participants. There will be some themed hours at the event such as a Princess hour in which people will dress as princesses.
Soren Moritz, Tara Newell and Mackenzi Lee are working with others to prepare the event.
“It’s a special event because a lot of families will be there and so you can come see first hand what you’re giving money too,” Moritz said. “There will also be a marching band and cheerleaders.”
“Miracle families are coming and that’s really special,” added Newell. “These miracle families are families that have had children in the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield.”
Not only are you supporting these children that have been or are currently hospitalized, it is also an opportunity for a fun day.
“People who come should expect to have a lot of fun and be a part of making little kids happy and healthy,” said Lee.
“When you leave I hope that you’ll feel a sense of gratitude for what you’re supporting,” Moritz added.
People need to register for the event and pay a fee of $10 to participate.
“People should consider coming because it’s awesome and fun, you get to see the children, you can win prizes and get food and it’s also a good experience,” Newell said.
“It’s for a good cause, to raise the money to help and save these children,” Lee said. “It’s being a part of something amazing.”
Hannah Johnson, news reporter