Kudos to all who participated in successful dance marathon

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Addie, Josephine and Ellie helped inspire everyone on Friday, Feb. 19 when Cedar Falls High School had its annual dance marathon. They shared their amazing recovery stories, including when Josephine’s dad told us about how Josephine was born premature, Addie’s parents shared how Addie went from being a neuroblastoma patient to now bouncing around with her friends, and Ellie’s family shared their story as they worked with the community to help her fight through her cancer.

Along with listening to their incredible stories, the night was filled with dancing, dodgeball, board games, nine-square and hide and seek in the dark. These activities started at 7 p.m. and went on until 11 p.m. All money raised that night was donated to the Iowa City Children’s Hospital.

“This year has been our best year of dance marathon. Student senate put a lot of hard work into planning, and it really paid off,” said Secretary Grace Gubbrud, who was also in charge of taking care of the kids.

After the festivities were finished at the high school, students were invited to Village Inn where a portion of the proceeds were donated to Iowa City Children’s Hospital.

Following the events on Friday, a bake sale on Thursday, Feb. 25 raised money for the Children’s Hospital as well. Between the money raised through ticket sales, donations, Village Inn proceeds and the bake sale, Cedar Falls raised a total of $3,000.

Thank you to all who attended, and we hope to see you again next year.

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