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"McDance Marathon" Oct. 11

October 8, 2018

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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's Dance Marathon and the Macomb McDonald's are "McDancing" For the Kids Thursday, Oct. 11.

From 5-8 p.m. Oct. 11, 15 percent of each order -- using the attached coupon -- at the Macomb West Jackson Street McDonald's locations will be donated to the WIU Dance Marathon. The event is part of the student organization's year-round effort to raise money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals, St. Louis Children's Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon. The year-long event culminates March 30, 2019, with the 12-hour Dance Marathon, which honors the 12-hour shifts of doctors and nurses, as well as children who are unable to stand.

Western's Dance Marathon is entering its sixth year on the WIU campus, with this year's goal set at $150,000. Donations are welcome, and may be made by visiting or emailing Last year's event raised more than $135,000.

The $135,000 raised during the 2017-2018 Dance Marathon pushed Western's five-year total to nearly half-a-million dollars ($405,000). The 2017 event raised $123,000; the 2016 event raised $70,800; the 2015 event raised $53,000; and the inaugural event in 2014 raised $22,000.

Additional details can be found on the WIU Dance Marathon Facebook page at

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