As a result of the March 18, 2017 Dance Marathon fundraiser, Fayetteville-Manlius High School students have raised $100,000, which will help send more than 100 children affected by cancer to a special summer camp operated by Camp Good Days and Special Times.(Submitted Photo)
Dance Marathon is the final fundraising event in Fayetteville-Manlius High School students’ efforts to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times.
For several months, students organize several events for the not-for-profit organization, culminating in a 12-hour dance held at F-M High School that includes games, prizes, performances and more. Students must fundraise at least $60 to attend the dance, but many go far beyond the minimum.
Dance Marathon 2019 will be held March 16 and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Camp Good Days, a not-for-profit organization that provides a summer camp experience to children whose lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis.
The community fundraising kick-off event will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the high school auditorium. During the assembly, F-M students speak about the impact the F-M fundraiser has on Camp Good Days, and Marathon MC’s (masters of ceremonies) will show a video they made and perform a dance routine choreographed by F-M students.
All event proceeds are donated to Camp Good Days. The money helps send children affected by cancer to a week of carefree fun at the camp where they can relax and enjoy themselves.
For more information, visit fmschools.org.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.