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OKState Dance Marathon Raises $45,583 for Oklahoma's Kids

Monday, March 11, 2013 - Campus News -

From choreographed dances and date auctions to limbo, many moments defined the 2nd Annual OKState Dance Marathon, a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals event benefiting Children's Hospital Foundation. On Saturday, February 23, more than 700 Oklahoma State University students threw on their favorite flair and danced for twelve straight hours to raise $45,583 for Oklahoma's children.

"When a group of energetic, enthusiastic, creative, motivated, vision minded and competitive Oklahoma State University students join together it is amazing what they can accomplish," said Jan Dunham, CMN Hospitals Director. "We appreciate the dedicated hard work of the Committee and are grateful to the valued sponsors and everyone that was involved with this event. OSU students are making a huge impact in the health of Oklahoma children."

Dancers stayed energized with dodge ball and basketball championships, a photo booth, a silent auction and a date auction, to name a few. While nonstop dancing kept the students entertained, interaction and activities with Miracle Children kept them inspired.

Although the Marathon was a twelve-hour celebration, it is actually the culmination of year-round fundraising efforts to benefit Oklahoma's sick children. To continue to support OSU Dance Marathon, text CMN4KIDS to 50555 and a $5 donation will be charged to your next phone bill. All Mobile Giving donations will be added to the grand total.

OKState Dance Marathon is sponsored by Kicker, Daddy O's Music, Orange Tech, Fuzzy's and Jimmy John's.

For more information on OKState Dance Marathon, visit or contact Linzy Hall, CMN Hospitals Senior Development Officer, at 405-271-2208 or

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness while keeping 100 percent of donations in the community where they are raised.  Children's Hospital Foundation is a proud affiliate of CMN Hospitals and is dedicated to providing funding for pediatric programs in research, education and clinical care for Oklahoma's children. 

ABOUT US:             
Children's Hospital Foundation, proud affiliate of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, is a nonprofit 501c (3) organization in Oklahoma improving the health of children. Since its inception in 1983, Children's Hospital Foundation, through its volunteer board and vast community support, has funded pediatric research, education and clinical programs including collaborative projects with the OU Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, OU Children's Physicians and the University Hospitals Authority and Trust.  For more information, contact Executive Director, Kathy McCracken at 405.650.1718 or visit our website:

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