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K-State Completes the Big 12 by Hosting Inaugural Dance Marathon

There’s nothing we love more than a little friendly competition- so when Kansas State University found out that they were the last school in The Big 12 Conference to host a Dance Marathon, they knew they had to join the movement.

The K-State executive board hosted their Dance Marathon Launch party in the spring of 2017, garnering the interest of over 200 students across campus who came out to learn more about the organization’s mission and partake in fun activities including: live performances, inflatables, free food, raffle contests, and information booths.

With the success of their kickoff event underway, the K-State team began planning for their inaugural big event that was set to take place on April 7, 2018. With the support of other campus organizations, sponsors, and fellow Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs, Dance Marathon at K-State had big plans for their first event. After months of hard work and planning, they were ready to take their spot as the last of the Big 12 Conference schools to host a Dance Marathon event benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

To kick off their event, they had some help from their other Big 12 school’s who sent in good luck videos to K-State DM and welcomed them to the Network. Watch the video here.

Some of the highlights of the day included live performances from Eric Lyn Copeland who was a top contestant on the most recent season of the hit show, The Voice, as well as, local bands, Minimum Maintenance and The Greeting Committee.  Additionally, they had a Zumba class, miracle family stories, games and more! At the end of the evening, the K-State executive team was proud to hold up a tote board total of $15,016.00 to benefit Stormont Vail Hospital, the newest CMN Hospital to join the Network.

Look out, Big 12 Dance Marathon’s- K-State Dance Marathon is in it for the long haul and they’re ready to make even more miracles next year!