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  Students Host Dance Marathon 2013 to Raise
  Money for Local Children’s Hospital

On April 13–14 from 7 p.m.–7 a.m., Norfolk State University will begin a new tradition in service by hosting its first Dance Marathon (DM). This studentdriven philanthropic effort will benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk. During the Dance Marathon, NSU students will stay awake and on their feet, dancing and playing games for 12 hours to raise money for children at CHKD battling serious illnesses, critical injuries and complex conditions.

CHKD is a non-profit pediatric healthcare facility serving southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The hospital’s emergency center is the only dedicated pediatric emergency center in the state. The practitioners at CHKD treat more than 470,000 local children each year, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. All of the donations collected for NSU’s Dance Marathon will be given directly to CHKD and used to support and save children in our community.

Norfolk State will be the only Historically Black College and University and the only institution in the Hampton Roads area to host a Dance Marathon this year. NSU will also be the first HBCU to independently sponsor the event. The students of NSU are working hard to reach their goal of donating $3,000 to CHKD and making a difference in the lives of local children. To register to participate in DM (NSU students only) or to donate to the event, visit http://www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/nsudm.

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