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Alleman High School students host dance marathon to raise money for kids in need

Alleman High School planned to hold its 6th annual Dance Marathon, aiming to raise $36,000 for the Iowa Children’s Hospital.

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Students from Alleman High School raised $31,485 for the children’s hospital in Iowa City with their annual Dance Marathon.

The sixth annual event was Friday, March 8 at the high school on 40th Street in Rock Island.  Students organized the event themselves, according to Amy Finn, director of admissions and marketing at Alleman High School.

“We are pleased to announce that our students raised, $31,485.06.  That puts our 6 year total at $177,800.47!”

Gretel Forsythe, Captain of the Alleman marketing and media committee, says they have set a new record for the number of dancers participating, 332 compared to last years record of 326.

The 2018 event brought in $34,210 for the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, according to the event website. Throughout the course of six years of hosting the event, Alleman High School has raised $177,800.47.

“It’s for a great cause, you can really help out a lot of families. It helps them be more comfortable, even though they are in a sucky situation.”-Forsythe