Dance Marathon 2008
Matthew McMillen enjoys a dance
during the fundraiser in 2007
A day full of dancing, music, games, food and entertainment made up this year’s
Macon Miracles dance marathon at Randolph-Macon College. The fundraiser,
which collected close to $20,000, took place on Saturday, March 14, 2009 in the
Brock Sports and Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. There were plenty
of activities for children and families, including Radio Disney! and inflatable
Macon Miracles is a student run, non-stop event with the goal of
raising money to provide research, treatment, equipment and education for children
who suffer from terminal illness, serious disease, birth defects and severe trauma.
Money raised at Randolph-Macon will go towards the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
of the Richmond area, including VCU’s Children’s Medical Center and The Children’s
Hospital of Richmond.
Macon Miracles, formerly known as Dance Marathon, began at Randolph-Macon
College in 2001 and has raised a total of more than $150,000. This year, Macon
Miracles celebrated 7-year-old Matthew McMillen, who directly benefits
from the dance marathon and is an annual participant in the event. The event also
included testimonials, a visit by Miss USA contestants and a Wii tournament.
For more information, contact Kate Savage ’09, executive director of Macon Miracles,