Dance-A-Thon to Benefit Peyton Manning Children's Hospital

by Robin Buschner | Apr 03, 2013

The first Marian University Dance-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 1-8 p.m. in the Physical Education Center on the campus of Marian University. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome.

The fundraising goal for this event is $10,000, all of which will go to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent. Former patients from the hospital are expected to attend. The event is intended to not only raise funds for the hospital, but also to create awareness of the wonderful things that the hospital does for children suffering from serious illnesses. All participants must raise at least $60 to be considered a dancer. Others are welcome to attend as a guest for a small donation.

The theme for this event is “Hakuna Matata,” a Swahili phrase which means, “No worries.” It is also the name of a song from Disney’s 32nd animated feature The Lion King sung by characters Timon and Pumbaa. The event is Dakota Bullock’s sophomore San Damiano Scholar Service project. A committee has been planning the event since September of 2012.

All participants will receive information packets and a t-shirt. For more information, e-mail

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