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Rockin & Rollin in the Campus Center
the years, no matter what changes occur at Albright, the spirit to help
others in need has always remained the same.
Last year students held the first Dance Marathon to benefit the Childrens
Miracle Network. However, it was not the first time a Dance Marathon
was held at Albright to help a good cause. The tradition began in the
early 80s with the Muscular Dystrophy Dance Marathon and Carnival.
The first 48-hour Dance Marathon was held at Albright from February
29 to March 2, 1980. It included carnival-style games, prizes, and special
guest appearances. Student organizations from all over campus fundraised
in order to be able to take part in the marathon. Some fundraisers included
hoagie sales, car washes and work weekends. The weekend kicked off with
noted mime artist O.J. Anderson and a fashion show by the womenswear
store Hit or Miss. Live rock bands Trader and Sector
also performed throughout the weekend.
Special guests included the Reading Phillies Cheerleaders, the Philliettes; the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, the Liberty Bells; and the Phillie Phanatic.
Well-known Pittsburgh disc jockey Arnie Witzoreck spun hits throughout
the entire marathon and served as emcee.
For those who didnt dance in the marathon, there were game booths,
such as a pie-eating contest, an auction of Phillies gear, and several
food and merchandise stands. All proceeds benefited the Muscular Dystrophy
In the end, after everyone went home to soak their sore and tired feet, the event raised $4,572 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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