VERMILLION, SD - For 28 days the city of Vermillion will be honoring Sanford Children’s Miracle Network as the Vermillion community and businesses rally to honor local sick and injured children during Miracle Month.
The governing body of the city of Vermillion has proclaimed its appreciation of Dance Marathon at The University of South Dakota and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by naming the month of February 2011 as Miracle Month.
Dance Marathon at USD has partnered with area businesses to help raise awareness for the 2011 event to be held March 26-27 as well as raise funds for the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Sanford Children’s Hospital. The city is urging all citizens to actively participate in the scheduled events and programs and to think about the miracles made every day for local sick and injured children.
“This is Dance Marathon’s and the City of Vermillion’s way of honoring Sanford Children’s Miracle Network, local sick and injured children, and the miracles created daily,” said Dzenan Berberovic, Overall Chairman of USD Dance Marathon. “In the same sense that Dance Marathon has touched thousands of lives, Sanford Children’s Hospital continues to do that 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.”
Dance Marathon at USD is the largest student-run philanthropy organization in the state of South Dakota. Dance Marathon has given more than $300,000 to creating miracles at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD by raising year-long funds that culminate in a 24-hour event that celebrates children and families in the moment for the past 14 years in Vermillion.
Funds received through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD directly impacts the lives of children and their families by providing assistance in travel, lodging, food, direct support, and medical expenses. 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals care for 17 million sick and injured children nationwide.
To learn more about USD Dance Marathon and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit www.orgs.usd.edu/dancemarathon.
Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
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