By: Sharon Aron Baron
Their initial goal was to raise $3,000 at Coral Springs High School’s first-ever Dance Marathon, but the students far exceeded that.
“We were so excited to raise $10,143.28 for the kids at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital,” said director and student government member Stephen Marante.
Dance Marathon, a nationally recognized program benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network, is considered one of the largest, student-run philanthropic movements in the United States. Coral Springs High School held theirs on March 23, from 5 p.m – 10:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium inviting those outside of the school to attend.
Marante said the event was such a success, they even had to turn people away because gymnasium was at capacity.
The money will go to a great cause: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children’s, is a world leader in pediatric healthcare offering more than 40 pediatric specialties and subspecialties, and is home to Florida’s only free-standing pediatric trauma center.
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.