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University Students Celebrate Child Health Day on Oct. 3


SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 30, 2016) — The impact of Miracle Network Dance Marathon on children’s hospitals will be felt across North America as more than 300 college and university programs unite for #ChildHealthDay on Oct. 3. Self-proclaimed as “this generation fighting for the next,” participants in the movement work year-round to raise funds and awareness for the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, providing much-needed pediatric equipment, treatments, research and charitable care.

“The caliber of students who participate in Miracle Network Dance Marathon completely contradict the millennial stereotype,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “I appreciate the countless hours they contribute to this effort, the leadership skills they demonstrate throughout the process and the immense impact they have on local kids.”

Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs have collectively raised $150 million since 1991, when the first event was founded at Indiana University in honor of Ryan White. The programs are student-run organizations that operate throughout the year and culminate in a 10- to 48-hour Dance Marathon event where students reveal and celebrate the year’s fundraising total, participate in games and dancing and meet with patient families treated at the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at and