Events and sales both on-campus and off are scheduled in support of Dance Marathon.

The activity includes a button sale on Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 20-22; a promotion with Gregordog on Friday, Feb. 22; and service by Pure Therapy Salon on Monday, Feb. 25.

Button Sale

Buttons featuring the fund raiser's Miracle Children are being sold on Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 20-22. Each button is $2, and features a picture of one of the children and a Dance Marathon slogan. The buttons provide an opportunity to learn more about the children and families affected by Dance Marathon. All proceeds will support Dance Marathon.

The buttons will be sold on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside of Phelps dining hall (Maas and Gilmore sides); on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside the Cook Hall cafeteria; and on Friday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lobby of the DeWitt Center.


The Centurian Fraternity is coordinating a fund raiser with Gregordog on Friday, Feb. 22. Five percent of the proceeds from all dogs sold to people who mention Dance Marathon will be donated to the event. Gregordog is located on College Avenue between 8th and 9th streets, kitty-corner from the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.

Pure Therapy Salon

Pure Therapy Salon will offer a variety of salon services in the DeWitt Center on Monday, Feb. 25, beginning at 3 p.m. and running until 3 a.m. The services will include hair cuts, massages, facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures, and henna tattoos. Retail items will also be available, along with gift certificates. Fifty percent of all profits made in the 12-hour span will be donated directly from Pure Therapy Salon to Dance Marathon.

Dance Marathon is in its third year at Hope. The Dance Marathon itself will be held on Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, in the Dow Center, with approximately 170 dancers participating. Proceeds from the event will support DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids.