Local Miracle Network Dance Marathons show their support on Child Health Day

Local universities participated in their first ever Child Health Day on October 2nd. Bowling Green State University, Defiance College, The University of Findlay, and The University of Toledo, all held events to spread the awareness of Child Health Day.

“This Child Health Day, we are reminded that the well-being of America’s children is in our hands and that it is our responsibility to keep building a society that will allow them to thrive. Let us reaffirm our belief in the notion that all children should be able to live a healthy and happy life — no matter where they come from or what they look like — and let us continue reaching for a future where all our children are limited by nothing but the size of their dreams.” – Barack Obama.

The University of Toledo had been planning for Child Health Day for months. Every member of the executive committee had been practicing their elevator pitches about what Dance Marathon was, and why they danced For The Kids. They set their tables up in the student union, wore their signature lime green, and had their speeches ready. Their Child Health Day plan was a huge success! They registered 96 new participants for their event and spread awareness all across campus. RockeTHON isn’t stopping anytime soon, they have big plans for the rest of the semester.


The University of Findlay had a Meet a Miracle event on campus. They had Miracle Child, Ava and her family come speak at the event. They showed the students at the University of Findlay first hand why their event is important, to raise funds for treatments that saved Ava’s life. The students of UFMNDM have been working hard this semester and all of their hard work will be on display on November 11th at their big OilerTHON event.



Bowling Green State University partnered up with Kappa Sigma Fraternity on Child Health Day. Both organizations passed out flyers and buttons to students and faculty explaining Dance Marathon at BGSU. They sold merchandise, and had a dunk tank to raise money throughout the day. The students had a fun day of raising awareness for Mercy Health Children’s Hospital. They are planning 30K1 Day for later in the semester and we are looking forward to seeing what they have planned.


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