‘Dancing for miracles’ is how I would like to sum up my thoughts on the SFU Dance Marathon. Being part of this amazing event last year, I was astounded not only by the passion and dedication that the team and all the supporters had for the event, but also the sheer joy of being there.
Standing and dancing for six hours straight shouldn’t be assumed as an easy task. This year, the SFU Dance Marathon 2015 is kicking things up a notch and extending it to 12 hours on the dance floor. Talk about being pumped to show support to a great cause.
The idea of the Dance Marathon started in 1991 at Indiana University towards raising funds for the Children’s Miracle Network. From that moment, the idea spread like wild fire, with hundreds of universities and highschools across the United States having their own Dance Marathons, with some even spanning to 24 hours.
So, back to the SFU Dance Marathon! Similar to many others before, SFU DM aims to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital with a goal of reaching $25,000. One hundred per cent of these proceeds will go directly to BCCH to cover costs of care, research and equipment.
You can help out through various ways, by donating or by participating as a team or individual and help raise funds to hit the goal for this year.
When: Saturday, January 24
Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (check-in opens at 10 a.m.)
Where: Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
For more information and to register, visit www.sfudm.com.
With the new year just starting, many individuals have set goals with philanthropic visions in mind, and this is a great way to kill two birds with one stone! Help a charitable purpose and work on your fitness goals by busting some dance moves.