Elmira College presents check to the Children’s Miracle Network at Arnot

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$11,609.23. That’s how much the Elmira College Dance Marathon raised during their annual dance marathon for the kids. 

On Thursday afternoon, the marathon committee presented a check to the Arnot Health Foundation’s board of directors, just weeks after their fourth annual dance marathon.  

The donation will be used to support healthcare services for local infants and children. A noble cause, teaching everyone you’re never too young to make an impact.

“Even though they’re students and young adults, it’s giving them an example for the next generation to look at the needs in their communities and respond to them,” said Alene Goodman from the Children’s Miracle Network. 

Just weeks before their dance marathon, a group of students from Elmira College spent the afternoon at arnot ogden’s neonatal intensive care unit, seeing this and put things into perspective.

“Everything we did was for the kids. And to be able to really tour the NICU and see all the people we are impacting is not a story it’s a something really to our commuity and it really matters,” said Olivia Cacchione, the overall director for the dance marathon. 

Outside of the tour and the dance marthon, the presentation of the check would not be possible without the publics help. 

“The efforts of the community altogether and the college really to put on something like this and really have such a great impact is something really incredible,” said Cacchione.

 A community coming together, for the kids. 

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