Central Miracle at Forsyth Central Forsyth on February 10th 6-10pm
We dance for those that can’t. It’s not about the money, it’s about the kids. For the first time in the history of Children’s Miracle Network, (CMN) in the state of GA, a middle school is partnering with a university to host a mini-marathon. Several Forsyth County schools are joining in the fun with Otwell Middle as they dust off their dancing shoes and partner with Kennesaw State University (KSU) to host a miniature dance marathon to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, or CHOA.
On Friday, February 10, Forsyth Central High School is set to hold the event, which will run from 6-10 p.m.
Working with KSU, the high school’s HOSA chapter, along with Otwell Middle School’s HOSA chapter and its Junior Beta Club, are working to raise about $20,000, said Steve Miller, Otwell principal.
Originally, he said, the dance was going to be held in Otwell’s cafeteria, but “when we realized how big it was getting, I called over to Mitch Young Central’s principal, and he agreed to have Central host it,” Miller said.
Forsyth Central graduate, Ryann Miller, is the president of KSU Miracle, the university’s dance marathon organization dedicated to raising money for CHOA through annual dances.
KSU’s full-length dance marathon is held for 12 hours, and last year’s event raised $72,000.
The money raised at Central and Otwell’s mini marathon will go towards the overall fundraising of this year’s full-length marathon, which is scheduled for March 25-26 at KSU.
“This event is really being run by students,” Miller said. “I’m really pumped because our community and our students have really rallied behind us. KSU’s goal this year is $150,000 and our mini marathon money will roll up to be included in that amount.”
Four or five Children’s Miracle families will share their stories at the February 10th event. We welcome our community to join us at Forsyth Central High School cafeteria on February 10 from 6:00-10:00pm. Please note: There will be a minimal charge at the door which will be included in the overall donation amount.
“I am excited to see all of the hard work and effort that our students have put into the event,” Miller said. “I want to see them celebrate. It has a huge impact on families when middle & high school students partner with college students to embrace our families and make a positive impact.”