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Notre Dame students dance all night for a good cause

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Students at Notre Dame are busting a move for a good cause. The University is holding its first ever dance-a-thon with proceeds benefiting Memorial Children's Hospital.

The sophomore class spent months putting this event together. They have a goal of $10,000.

Dancers in attendance busted a move from 7:00 pm Friday night to 7:00 am Saturday morning.

“We wanted to keep it within South Bend to help the community we're in for 4 years,” says Noemi Ventilla, Notre Dame sophomore and dance-a-thon planner.

Ventilla says she's proud to help her college town.

“We really wanted to help that and keep it in the community,” says Ventilla.

Memorial says this expansion of building a children's hospital comes with a $50 million price tag.

“No child should have to go out of town to receive the treatment that they need,” says Paul Davis, Gift Officer of Memorial Hospital.

Davis says this kind of effort from these students makes it closer to becoming a reality.

Donations close Saturday morning at 7:00 am.

If you would like to donate you can text “Beacon ND” to 20222 for an automatic $5 donation.

Or, visit: NDDanceathon.weebly.com


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