Written by Liz Groth
Last year, Dance Marathon made a huge splash on the St. Norbert College campus by raising $21,372 to donate to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The passion and dedication of both the dancers and the participants at the event was astonishing, but their hard work didn’t stop after last year’s event was over. Almost immediately, the members of St. Norbert’s Dance Marathon started putting together this year’s event. The hours of planning, preparing, and fundraising paid off as the event proved to be a huge success with hundreds of students participating. In the span of one year, Dance Marathon increased the donations they received by 62%, earning $34,652 for Children’s Miracle Network. I had the opportunity to speak with two dedicated Dance Marathon members, Lydia Dorn and Mary Sobczak, about how Dance Marathon has impacted them and why they choose to dance for 13.1 hours each year.