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DM exceeds goal, funds 11 Starlight Sites

Representatives from the Starlight Children’s Foundation receive a check at this year’s Dance Marathon. The event raised enough money to create 11 Starlight Sites for its beneficiary.

Olivia Exstrum, Managing Editor

May 1, 2015

Dance Marathon announced Thursday that funds raised from the 2015 event will create 11 Starlight Sites for the primary beneficiary, Starlight Children’s Foundation, surpassing the organization’s original goal of funding 10 sites. “We’re thrilled that Starlight has been able to take the amazing...

Dance Marathon 2015: Block 10 in photos

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Annabel Edwards, Captured Editor

March 8, 2015

After 27 hours of dancing, students powered through Block 10 of Dance Marathon with excitement. The final three hours of Northwestern's 41st DM included the reveal of the final amount raised for Starlight Children's Foundation Midwest and the Evanston Community Foundation. This was the fifth consecutive yea...

Dance Marathon brings in $1.1 million to support record number of children

Dance Marathon brings in $1.1 million to support record number of children

Stephanie Kelly, Alice Yin, and Cat Zakrzewski

March 8, 2015

Wearing tutus and sequin dresses, a record number of children benefiting from the funds raised by Dance Marathon danced alongside Northwestern students in the tent this weekend. “(The kids) really enjoyed it, especially being around college students, like a big college party,” said Tennille Palms,...

Dance Marathon raises more than $1.1 million in 2015

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

March 8, 2015

Dance Marathon raised more than $1 million for the fifth consecutive year. DM's finance committee revealed the final fundraising total of $1,130,979, the organization’s lowest since 2012, early Sunday morning. In 2014, DM brought in a record-breaking $1,385,273. Of the money raised, $836,489.57...

Starlight Children’s Foundation tackles chronic illnesses through ‘kid-friendly’ hospital redecorations

Alice Yin, Development and Recruitment Editor

March 8, 2015

Jessica Dunning’s son, Anthony, isn’t supposed to go on airplanes. Yet, a couple years ago, he was able to fly out of O’Hare International Airport at 10,000 feet to go “visit Santa Claus.” The Dunnings are one of more than 60 million families that have been served by the Starlight Children’s...