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Stanford Dance Marathon raises money for Partners in Health in 24 hour dance party

Original post made by Party@stanford.edu on Feb 22, 2008

On Sunday, February 17th 260 students left Stanford's Arillaga Alumni Center with white "Hardcore" shirts in their hands. The shirts represented their determination and devotion after they danced for 24 straight hours in an effort to raise and awareness for the global fight against HIV/AIDS. These students participated in Stanford Dance Marathon 2008, an entirely student-run venture that creates, educates, inspires and mobilizes the Bay Area and Stanford communities to combat HIV/AIDS and support international health.
For the past eleven months, organizers worked tirelessly to plan the event, including. obtaining business sponsorships, rallying community involvement, and recruiting participants. The event symbolized the unity of the Stanford student body toward the common goal of combating health inequity in the developing world. To help keep the marathoners energized, nearly two dozen student groups performed throughout the event, and two hundred "Moralers" arrived in three-hour shifts to pump everyone up. In all, nearly 1,000 students were involved in the event.
Overall, the event proved to a great success as the dancers raised over $112,000 (and counting) for Partners In Health, a social justice organization that has revolutionized the manner in which basic, modern medical care reaches the world's poorest communities. In its four year history, Stanford Dance Marathon has raised more than $370,000.

Comments (1)

Posted by terryg, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Feb 23, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Congrats to the students who organized this and to those who danced all night. Nice work.


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