CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
UI students urged to register to dance in 1999 Dance Marathon
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Registration is under way and continues through Friday
for University of Iowa students who want to dance in the 1999 UI Dance
Marathon. Registration is taking place on the Ground Floor of Iowa Memorial
Union from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 2. A $25 fee will be collected
during registration, which is necessary for a guaranteed dancer slot.
Organizers anticipate that hundreds of students will sign up to dance
for 30 consecutive hours in the 1999 Dance Marathon, which will be Feb.
5-6. As in past years, dancers will raise funds and awareness for children
battling cancer at the Children's Hospital of Iowa, the University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics.
In its first four years of existence Dance Marathon has raised more
than $425,000. The theme for this year's Dance Marathon is "Celebrating
5 Years of Miracles."
For more information, contact Kjirsten Smith, Dance Marathon public
relations director, phone (319) 353-2094 or (319) 354-0672.