5th Annual KSU Dance Marathon Event Raises Record Donations

There was a whole lot of shakin' going on around the KSU campus recently. On Saturday, Feb. 16…

Georgia (Feb 25, 2013) — There was a whole lot of shakin' going on around the KSU campus recently. On Saturday, Feb. 16, from noon until midnight, the KSU Dance Marathon student organization hosted their 5th annual Dance Marathon Event.

More than 300 dancers turned out to make this year’s event the highest ever attended. Representatives from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), KSU Athletics and several Miracle Families took part in the fun. When the music ended, slightly more than $20,000 had been raised to set a new KSU Dance Marathon record, quadrupling last year's amount. 

KSU Spirit Hour got off to a racuous start when KSU Athletic Director Vaughn Williams, the KSU Dance Team and KSU Cheerleaders cut loose. The highlight of the day came at midnight when everyone performed a special 8-minute dance they had learned earlier in the day.

The Miracle Families shared their experiences at CHOA during the event. The Miracle Children have faced heart disease,head/brain injury, a soccer injury resulting in kidney failure and many other medical hardships. The money raised will go toward creating a prosthetics lab to custom build helmets, limbs and other prosthetics for the CHOA Miracle Children.

When she finally caught her breath Lynsey King, interim director of the KSU dance Marathon, said, “I am in awe of the amount of money raised, the amount of spirit and enthusiasm the whole night through, the amount of support from people willing to help, and the amount of hearts changed."

This is why KSU Dances FTK (for the Kids).

-- Robert S. Godlewski


5th Annual KSU Dance Marathon Event hosts Miracle Children





Kennesaw State Danced FTK!




Kennesaw State Fundraised FTK!


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