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Dance-a-thon raises money for mentors to Ugandan children

Loyola press release - October 19, 2010

The Loyola University New Orleans Community Action Program will hold a dance-a-thon to raise funds for Invisible Children, an organization created to bring peace and awareness about the Ugandan war.

The dance-a-thon, which will last from 10 p.m. on Oct. 22 through 6 a.m. on Oct. 23, will take place in the St. Charles Room, located in Loyola’s Danna Student Center.

Participants will join in teams between four and 10 people with a minimum entry fee of $10 per person but are encouraged to raise beyond the minimum.

Throughout the night, mini dance competitions will take place including a contest to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” In the end, two larger winners will be announced: the team who raised the most money and the team that put forth the most effort and danced the longest.

All proceeds will go to the Loyola University scholarship fund through Invisible Children, which was established after Invisible Children’s visit to Loyola’s campus in spring of 2010. The scholarship money is used to provide schooling and mentors to Ugandan students with the greatest needs, often including orphans, child mothers and children who had previously been abducted by the insurgent army. Through education, Invisible Children hopes to combat ignorant leaders in order to create a better Uganda.

Those interested in participating in the Invisible Children dance-a-thon can sign up in the Danna Student Center until Oct. 22 or at the door on the night of the event before 10 p.m.

For more information, contact Samantha Montano, special affairs chair of LUCAP, at 207-838-0708 or smontano@loyno.edu.

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