Remembered as caring, selfless and a bit on the silly side by her friends, Maggie Ryan, a 2016 Washington University graduate, was killed last month in a car accident.
With the lights of Edison Theater dimmed, only a few things stood out: the steady laughter of the audience punctuated by moments of rapturous applause, the saturated colors bursting forth and energy pulsing as performers moved nimbly across the stage.
Every hour, amusing costumes, flanel shirts and cowboy boots, sombreros and mickey mouse ears, were donned by students and community members as they boogied with their teams and interacted with “Miracle Children,” the beneficiaries of medical care from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The Ben & Jerry’s franchise on the Delmar Loop failed to write Dance Marathon a check for a benefit night in which student leaders say they planned and participated.
Eight hundred and twenty-nine students danced away the twelve hours between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. last Saturday to Sunday.
They were raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network through Dance Marathon, an event that Washington University has hosted twelve times since 2000.
Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) is bringing the Children’s Miracle Network, prostate cancer and depression to the forefront of campus discussion by hosting two philanthropy events this semester.
Although Washington University’s Dance Marathon falls on the same weekend as Parent & Family Weekend this year, the campus-wide community service event boasts the most registered participants in its 10-year history.
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