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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt University students dance all night for a good cause Feb. 13-14

Feb. 12, 2009, 2:06 PM

Hundreds of Vanderbilt students will hit the dance floor Feb. 13-14 during Dance Marathon, a 14-hour student-run event to raise money for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Children’s Miracle Network. Dance Marathon will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, until 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Student Recreation Center on Vanderbilt’s campus. The event is open to the public and all proceeds from Dance Marathon will go to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Dance Marathon will also include games, food and live performances by belly dancers from the Middle Eastern Students Association, VIBE – Vanderbilt’s hip hop dance group, the dance line from the university’s Spirit of Gold Marching Band, Vanderbilt dance group Momentum, Vanderbilt Spoken Word, James Brown cover band – The Soul Brothers, hypnotist Michael C. Anthony and the Judah Generation youth choir from Nashville’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Those attending the event will also have a chance to meet some of the families who will benefit from the money raised.

WHAT: Hundreds of Vanderbilt students will hit the dance floor for Dance Marathon, a 14-hour student-run event to raise money for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Children’s Miracle Network. The event is open to the public and all proceeds from Dance Marathon will go to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

WHERE: Student Recreation Center on Vanderbilt’s campus. The entrance to the center is located off of 25th Avenue South.

WHEN: Dance Marathon will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, until 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

Media contact: Princine Lewis, 615-322-NEWS
princine.lewis@vanderbilt.edu

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