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Cal Poly Dance Marathon Hosts Inaugural Miracle Week

Written by Sophia O’Keefe, Cal Poly Dance Marathon

This week, Cal Poly Dance Marathon put on its first Miracle Week, raising $9,029 towards their overall goal of $62,000 for the patients and families at Cottage Children’s Medical Center in Santa Barbara. CPDM hosted Miracle Week to build enthusiasm prior to their second annual Dance Marathon event on February 9.

Miracle week consisted of 4 days, in which each had a different goal/theme/purpose.

Join us for our Miracle Week to get ready for Cal Poly Dance Marathon 2018!

Posted by Cal Poly Dance Marathon on Monday, January 15, 2018

Day 1, Tuesday, had a theme of “Inspiration”.  The day was all about educating Cal Poly students about what CPDM is and what they stand for.  This included talking about the overall cause, sharing individual stories of children at Cottage, telling people why they should join the movement, and more.

Day 2, Wednesday, was all about registration. They showed students how they can register and encouraged them to do so.  Throughout the week, 204 more dancers were registered, getting CPDM closer to its registration goal of 800.

It only takes ONE minute to register for Cal Poly Dance Marathon 2018! Don’t believe us? Watch Musty do it!

Posted by Cal Poly Dance Marathon on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Day 3, Thursday, the full focus was fundraising, with a goal of raising $5,000 in one day-CPDM ended up raising $5,954 by midnight.

That night, a “thank-you” pancake and pajama party was held in the school’s University Union to celebrate the week and reveal the $9,029 raised over the 3 days.

We are SO #CalPolyProud of all you registered Mustangs for getting 200+ more dancers!!! WATCH THIS TO SEE HOW MUCH WE'VE RAISED THESE PAST 3 DAYS & get pumped for the BIG EVENT to see how much we raise in the next 3 weeks!!!

Posted by Cal Poly Dance Marathon on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Day 4, Friday, was a day of appreciation for the accomplishments and hard work of Miracle Week, as well as a day for dancers to thank their donors for their contributions.

With their Big Event less than a month away, Cal Poly Dance Marathon put on Miracle Week to keep their movement and cause growing.  To get a closer look at what went on throughout the week, watch the recap video below!

To support Cal Poly Dance Marathon’s 2018 fundraising efforts before their event on February 9, click HERE.