A Successful Dance Marathon At PBCHS

The Palm Beach Central High School National Honor Society hosted its third annual dance marathon on Jan. 31 to benefit the University of Florida Children’s Miracle Network at Shands Hospital. For the third year in a row, the program exceeded its fundraising goal of $20,000 and is once again the top high school in Florida.

While on their feet for eight straight hours, the dancers were reminded that they are standing for those who cannot. “Miracle Child” Zander and his family spoke to the students to personally thank them for their commitment to the cause. Nate, another “Miracle Child,” skyped with the crowd joined by his family. They shared their heartfelt appreciation for the fundraising that will fuel research for many pediatric diseases.

At the end of eight hours, the fundraising total — more than $20,750 — was revealed to all in attendance. The National Honor Society organizers will be recognized for their outstanding achievement at the University of Florida Dance Marathon in March.

For more information about the UF Dance Marathon for the Children’s Miracle Network, contact Donna Baxter at donna.baxter@palmbeachschools.org.

ABOVE: Dance marathon attendees learn the fundraising total.