Dance Marathon at UCSB Raised More Than $9,500 for Cottage Children’s Medical Center

More than 100 students at UC Santa Barbara stood For The Kids treated at Cottage Children’s Medical Center; raising more than $9,500. These funds will go to help support the hospital’s greatest needs.

 

During the event, students play with the Miracle children and hear their incredible stories, enjoy performances by UCSB’s talented student performing groups, and learn cool dance moves from swing to the hustle to Zumba!

So proud of our staunchest Gauchos still with us tonight #ForTheKids!! We're finally at power hour, dancing full out with DJ FlameZZ for our last 60 minutes of today! Morale Dance 2017!

Posted by Dance Marathon at UCSB on Saturday, February 18, 2017

Part of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon Program since 2013, Dance Marathon at UCSB has helped sick and injured kids like Sloane Kon receive the best care available. Sloane was 24 weeks and 3 days, weighed 760 grams and was 13 inches long. She was delivered at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, but at the time they did not have a NICU so thank goodness she was transferred to Cottage. She stayed in the NICU for ninety-one days. Sloane continued care at the High-Risk Infant Clinic for about a year-and-a-half after she went home, but discontinued the program because she was doing so well. Sloane is currently in the 1st grade, has been enrolled in gymnastics for almost 2 years and also tried soccer.  She loves to dance, color, sing, jump rope, hula hoop and draw. Sloane spent most of her time at GauchoThon this year playing games of ninja with our dancers and singing onstage with her brother.

Panda Express, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner, generously provided students food during their event:  Learn more about how Panda Express is supporting the charitable need of children’s hospitals.
Thanks to all the students at UC Santa Barbara who participated in GauchoThon for Cottage Children’s Medical Center.

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