HOLLAND – For a 16th consecutive year, hundreds of Hope College students are putting their time and talents into the campus-wide Dance Marathon fundraiser, “giving hope to kids.”
Organized by Hope students, the 24-hour event is conducted on behalf of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in downtown Grand Rapids, both to raise funds and to build awareness of the hospital’s work. It will be held at the college’s Dow Center, with the main portion of the marathon beginning with a kickoff celebration on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m.
A variety of events have been scheduled to punctuate the marathon, including testimonies by families served by the hospital, various performances by student and local groups, the “So You Hope You Can Dance” competition featuring faculty and staff, and the popular annual lip-sync. The total raised will be announced during a celebration that will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, as the Dance Marathon’s 5 p.m. conclusion approaches.