GEORGETOWN, KY – Each spring, students shake, rattle, and nearly roll in the Georgetown College Dance Marathon (DMGC) in an effort to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, especially Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington. Over 100 student dancers participated in this year’s event raising $4,813.97 in donations and pledges.

This year’s DMGC, the 4th annual event, was held during April’s first weekend in the College’s George H.W. Bush Fitness Center. The completely student-led DMGC wraps up a series of events held throughout the year, all of which are overseen by a 12-person Executive Board.

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One of the Miracle family members whose son received care at KY Children’s Hospital spoke to students at the start of DMGC.

DMGC itself runs for over 18 continuous hours. It kicks off with an opening ceremony featuring Miracle families who have directly benefited from the services of Kentucky Children’s Hospital. The Miracle kids then get to enjoy games and interactions with GC students.

During Dance Marathon, dancers are given a hospital bracelet to serve as a reminder and motivation to continue throughout the night. Then, each hour, dancers learn a segment of what’s called a Morale Dance, the full extent of which is performed at the very end of DMGC in celebration of their fundraising.

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DMGC is a spring service event for the Tigers football team – they are there throughout the 18+ hours.

To keep the long stretch of dancing interesting, each hour of the DMGC event is filled with activities corresponding to various themes. Examples include Disney Hour, Superhero Hour, and Social Media Hour, to name a few.

DMGC is another of the many Georgetown student outreach activities that serve the greater good.

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Dancers are poised to enjoy a few DMGC games.

Donations are being accepted online until the end of April and will be greatly appreciated.