With only one week left until the big stand, UNC Dance Marathon is going beyond date auctions and benefit concerts.
Today is the town of Chapel Hill’s first official Dance Marathon Day.
Many Chapel Hill and Carrboro businesses will contribute by donating a percentage of their sales or displaying a donation box to raise money for N.C. Children’s Hospital.
Participants include Ben & Jerry’s, Flying Burrito and Carolina Coffee Shop.
“Dance Marathon has years of outstanding track records raising funds for the children’s hospital, and we were pleased to be able to provide some recognition of that,” Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt said.
“We want to help them be as successful this year as they have been in the past.”
Carolina Dining Services will host a Dance Marathon dinner, complete with a cake featuring the marathon logo.
“Hopefully by bringing in local businesses and on-campus efforts we can get the community and students involved,” said Dance Marathon Overall Coordinator Sarah Beth Wilkison.
Wilkison said she doesn’t have a fundraising goal for the Dance Marathon Day because they don’t have anything to compare it to.