The arts have always been a fantastic platform to spread awareness and support and this coming March 1st, Simon Fraser University is organizing an event that will get you bodies moving, all for a wonderful cause. GET THOSE DANCING SHOES ON!
The second of its kind in Canada and the first ever held in a university, The SFU Dance Marathon 2014 invites all walks of life, students and the public to spend a day (6 hours to be exact) dancing for the children of the BC Children’s Hospital! In support of the Children’s Miracle Network and the BC Children’s Hospital, this event is catered for individuals to have fun while giving back.
At the event, you will find great music ranging from all genres including Top 40s, 90s, Bhangra and more. To top that off, performances, talks and time to spend with some of the child patients and families who will be sharing inspirational stories will be something to look forward to.
All proceeds go towards funding new research , educational programs and upgrading care facilities in the hospital.
SFU Dance Marathon
Location: University Highlands Elementary School, 9388 Tower Road, Burnaby, BC
Date: March 1
Time: 11am to 5 pm
Registration: Register online and create a fundraising page where individuals can donate
Goal: $10,000 for life saving care and research at the BC Children’s Hospital
As fellow Vancouverites, more so in this month of love- February, lets give back to those who are less fortunate and vulnerable and give these kids support by donating to the various individual fundraiser or teams, or even by sharing and spreading the word about this event.
Or if you’re extra keen, why not start up a fundraising event on your own and come by and join the event yourself, or with friends!
More information can be found on their website: http://onepagerapp.com/ca85
Images by Jordan Yeo