Update on May 29, 2014
More than 150 high school students danced, played games, hooped, and enjoyed performances by local entertainers for 12 hours on April 26 all for an important cause – Children’s Miracle Network of Northern New York. Students from area high schools in grades 7 – 12 fundraised a minimum of $30 to participate in the 12-hour dance marathon, Glowathon, though many students went above and beyond that minimum. An annual event, the Glowathon was put on by the New Visions Class of 2014 as a class project. In total, the students raised more than $10,000 for Children’s Miracle Network locally.
April 25, 2014
Watertown, NY ----- Students in the New Visions Class of 2014 will host the annual 12-Hour Dance Marathon, Glowathon 2014, on Saturday, April 26 from noon to midnight at the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center. More than 125 students in grades 7 – 12 from area schools will participate in the event, raising money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) of Northern New York and honoring sick and injured children helped by the organization by staying awake and on their feet for 12 hours.
Glowathon, which is almost completely student-run, will feature many activities and performances, including dancing, throughout the event. With a glow-in-the-dark theme, the event is sure to be great fun, with special performances by Fire Magick, local musicians and dance groups, glow-in-the-dark face painting, high-energy music, and more. The students who will be attending have raised a minimum of $30 each for CMN.
Glowathon sponsors include the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center, Northern Credit Union, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and Candlewood Suites, among many supporters.
News Release #14-010
Contact: Morgan Bocciolatt
(315) 785 – 4053