Dance Marathon keeps CSUB groovin’ all night long

CSUB’s first annual Dance Marathon, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, will be moving and grooving its way through the night from 7 p.m. on tonight, May 18, through 7 a.m. tomorrow, May 19, in the CSUB Student Recreation Center. All of the money raised will go to the Children’s Medical Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, dedicated to the health care needs of babies, toddlers, children and teens, as well as their families.

Registration is only $10 and includes a CSUB Dance Marathon t-shirt, food and drinks during the event and a Miracle Maker bracelet. At the beginning and end of the event you will get to see the children and families benefiting from the event during a “family hour.”

By committing yourself as a dancer, you agree to stand on your feet for 12 hours straight, but don’t let that scare you away. During the night there will be endless activities including dancing, of course, performances by campus performing arts clubs and activities and games organized by participating clubs. Throughout the evening there will also be highlight presentations featuring children and families who are benefiting from the dance marathon.

The event is open to the campus community, so all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. If you are not able to make the marathon, you can still participate by sponsoring the event. Monetary and food donations are still needed.

“Community supporters have been great, providing food and drink donations for the event. We want to encourage the campus community, students, faculty and staff, to now come out and show their support,” said Assistant Director of the Student Union Emily Poole.

For event registration and to donate directly, go to the CSUB Dance Marathon 2012 webpage.

For more information about the event and how you can become a sponsor contact Hilda Nieblas at (661) 654-2498 or

— Brady Cabe, CSUB Public Affairs Assistant