Mark your calendar: the Dance Marathon is Saturday, Nov 12 in the WHS Varsity Gym. T-Shirt Order forms are available at each school. The forms are due back to school on Thurs, Nov 3. From 5:30pm- 7:00 pm there will be a variety show and meal (pork loin sandwich & chips); the community is invited to attend. The dance is from 7:00- midnight. Tickets are available for $10 ($5 for admissions/ $5 for meal; or you may purchase a ticket for a sandwich/ chips to go for $5). You may contact the HS/ Dance Marathon Committee members for tickets (or call 319- 653- 2143 between 1:15- 1:50 M-Th). As well, donations are greatly appreciated for this worthy cause.
In 1991, students at one university founded Dance Marathon in the memory of Ryan White, a fellow student. The program now spans the entire country, benefiting hundreds of hospitals and countless kids. Dance Marathons have become a tradition on campus and in the community. Each event is entirely student run and all donate 100% of the funds raised directly to their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Last year alone, college dance marathons raised more than $8 million. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children's hospitals; they are the only national children's charity committed to having 100% of the funds raised stay local to support local kids.