Students to Put on Their Dancing Shoes to Help Children

March 02, 2000

For the 27th consecutive year, Brockport teen-agers plan on dancing the night away to help kids receiving treatment at Children's Hospital at Strong.

The 24-hour Brockport High School Dance Marathon starts at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, and continues until 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4 (yes, it's really 24 hours long!). Because of construction at the high school, the event will be held at the Brockport Middle School cafeteria, 40 Allen Street.

Nearly 200 students will participate to raise money for the hospital's Hematology/Oncology Unit. Last year, more than $16,000 was raised, bringing the event's 27-year total to almost $200,000.

A check presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria. David Korones, M.D., will accept the check on behalf of the Children's Hospital at Strong. This is an exciting moment for the students, because it is not until the check presentation that students find out how much money they raised to help children.

At the event, seek out Ann or Curt Hamlin. They will be there the entire time.

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