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UNI to host second annual Dance Marathon

February 26, 2013

Dakotah Reed, student adviser, UNI Dance Marathon, 641-777-2802,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the second annual UNI Dance Marathon. The event will take place from noon to midnight, Saturday, March 2, in the Maucker Union. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 150 schools across the country to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network hospital in their community.

Participants will stand from noon to midnight to "stand for kids who can't." The event features free food, laser tag, live music and dancing. Dancers will also get the chance to spend time with UNI Dance Marathon kids that have been treated at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. At least 750 dancers are anticipated to participate in the event.

The group hopes to raise $66,000, and each student participating has an initial fundraising goal of at least $75. Last year's event raised $56,473.01, breaking the record of most money raised by a first-year Dance Marathon. Money raised from the event goes to the Children's Miracle Network and the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

For more information, contact Dakotah Reed, UNI Dance Marathon student adviser, at 641-777-2802 or