Amount Raised: $357,004.20
With the arrival of the new millennium, the year 2000 inspired our motto for the year…A Millennium of Miracles. It was a celebration of the accomplishments from the last five years, while also looking forward to a millennium of more accomplishments, more dancers, and especially more love and more miracles for the kids and their families.
At the beginning of the year, several members from the executive council were able to participate in a CMN Dance Marathon Leadership Conference, where we connected with and learned from other Dance Marathon councils. It was a great time to bond together and re-commit ourselves to working our hardest for the kids. This year we also continued to dedicate ourselves to our family programming, including visits to families at the hospital and the Ronald McDonald house, Mini Dance Marathons, Family Welcome Kits given to families when they first check into the hospital, and big family events at Halloween and Christmas. Seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces during these visits and events were always great reminders for us throughout the year why we kept doing what we were doing.
We culminated the year with the Big Event – this year actually being the last year we held it for 30 hours long, and we ended it with a bang. Thirty hours of amazing people working tirelessly to keep the event running smoothly, thirty hours of amazing families sharing their stories and themselves, and thirty hours of hundreds of students doing something amazing…Creating Tomorrow by Dancing Today!