This Spring, local students slipped on their dancing shoes and demonstrated the power of grassroots fundraising at its very best. Davidson College students brought together more than 100 students and supporters for the second annual Cats Thon Wild Dance Marathon. The event continues to gain momentum on campus, raising a record of $13,600 – nearly doubling last year’s total. Just a few miles away, Belmont Abbey College “Crusadors” also spearheaded their own dance marathon, Crusador Thon, raising $6,000 in their second annual event.

Top honors go to UNC Charlotte students for energetically leading an 18- month fundraising campaign culminating in the popular Charlotte Dance Marathon – an event celebrated and supported by many UNC Charlotte students, faculty, and staff. Charlotte Dance Marathoners honored several “miracle families” from Levine Children’s Hospital who shared their stories to uplift the crowd as the hours passed. Students filled the dance floor until the early morning, when the final fundraising reveal brought tears of joy to several students. Charlotte Dance Marathoners raised a record $101,761.

Congratulations to the Dance Marathon students and leaders for their incredible accomplishments benefiting Levine Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network.