Feb. 21, 2008
On Sunday, February 17th, Florida State student athletes, Everette Brown, Annie Stalzer and Amanda DaCosta had the opportunity to show their support of Dance Marathon by talking with, playing games, and taking photos with some of the Children’s Miracle Network recipients and also by showing a few moves on the dance floor. It was an enjoyable occasion with lots of laughs and tired feet.
Dance Marathon is the University’s largest student-run Philanthropy. Every spring, hundreds of FSU students pledge to remain standing for 32 consecutive hours to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network at Shand’s Hospital and the FSU College of Medicine’s Pediatric Outreach Program.
This year’s event raised $406,000. In 2007, the event raised $315,000 and provided for the expansion of student health clinics in two Gadsden County schools to include full-service primary care, including a nurse practitioner on the College of Medicine faculty who works full-time in the schools.