WIU Dance Marathon to host annual fundraiser

MACOMB, Ill (NEWS3) – Western Illinois University’s Dance Marathon is hosting their annual pancake dinner on Nov. 7 at the Macomb American Legion.

The fundraiser will be held as part of the organization’s year-round effort to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon.

The event is 4-8 p.m. and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and orange juice.

Tickets are $5 per person in advance on their website or $7 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased in advance by emailing dancemarathon@wiu.edu.

The year-long fundraising efforts all come together on March 28, 2020 with the 12-hour Dance Marathon. The 12-hour event honors the 12-hour shifts of doctors and nurses, as well as children who are unable to stand.

WIU’s Dance Marathon is entering its seventh year on campus, with this year’s goal set at $175,000. Last year’s event raised more than $160,000.

Donations are welcome and may be made by clicking here or emailing dancemarathon@wiu.edu.

The $160,000 raised during the 2018-2019 Dance Marathon pushed Western’s six-year total to nearly $600,000. The 2018 event raised $135,000; the 2017 event raised $123,000; the 2016 event raised $70,800; the 2015 event raised $53,000; and the inaugural event in 2014 raised $22,000.

Visit the WIU Dance Marathon Facebook page for more information.