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Hippothon raises $3,000 for children’s hospitals

This post was written by Hatchet Reporter Dimple Mirchandani.

Students danced away at the “Blast from the Past” themed Hippothon, a five-hour dance marathon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center on Saturday.

This year Hippothon’s goal was to raise $2,000 and event organizers said the dance party successfully raised about $3,000. All proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals for medical care, research and education.

“The goal was to inspire people to come out to the event so that next year there will be a lot more people involved,” organizer Rachel Ginsberg said.

The Hippothon event was once an annual tradition, but did not happen last year. Ginsberg, alongside the University and other campus organizations, worked to make this event possible after the one year hiatus.

GW Ballroom prepared a dance to do for the evening and Lauren Allegrezza, a GW Ballroom member, said she was proud to be helping children.

“The amount of money raised is really good [for the children],” Allegrezza said.

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