CWU Dance Marathon to benefit local Children’s Miracle Network hospital

CWU Dance Marathon to benefit local Children’s Miracle Network hospital

Contact: Rebecca Teagarden, Memorial Communications: (509) 577-5051

WHAT: Central Washington University is hosting a dance marathon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Students will dance for 5 hours straight for kids who can’t. All money raised locally stays local; going to Central Washington’s only CMN hospital, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Donations can be made here: http://events.dancemarathon.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1085.

WHO: Students at CWU dancing to help area kids.

WHEN: 5 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7.

WHERE: Central’s Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg.

VISUALS: Very tired but determined dancers!

INTERVIEWS: Josh Munson, Development and Communications Director, The Memorial Foundation: 509-576-5794. Dallas Murrey, CWU student and event organizer: 253-678-9854.

BACKGROUND: Proceeds from this event benefit the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Department at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, as well as programs and services at Children’s Village, which serves Central Washington children with special health care needs and their families.

Memorial is one of 170 nonprofit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that treat severely injured and ill children in the U.S. and Canada.

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