Mount Gilead student part of Baldwin Wallace dance marathon for fight against AIDS


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Dance Marathon is the largest philanthropy organization on campus. It lasts 12 full hours in the SAC, student activities center and consists of performers, free dance, and education about HIV/AIDS. All proceeds are donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The foundation's goal is to educate and reduce the the transmission and cases of pediatric AIDS worldwide. In its 15th year, Dance Marathon is setting new records and making large strides. With a record number of dancers, money raised nearing last year's total, and numerous sponsors, this year is looking like one to be remembered. This year's theme is "How many takes till we get to zero?" which refers to zero cases of mother to child HIV/AIDS transmission and zero cases of children diagnosed with HIV everyday. The public is invited to come and encourage the dancers and there will also be a basket raffle.


Alexandra Winkelfoos of Mount Gileadwas among over 80 students who participated in the 16th Annual Dance Marathon at Baldwin Wallace University.

As the largest philanthropy organization on campus, Dance Marathon brings together the community, students and sponsors. The 12-hour marathon consists of performers, dancing and HIV/AIDS education. This year’s theme was “Sweet Sixteen” and students raised over $31,000 for the cause.

Winkelfoos, a graduate of Highland High School majoring in communication studies, danced from noon to midnight, raising money and awareness in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS through Up 4 the Fight, a collegiate fundraising program. All proceeds went to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which seeks to educate and reduce the transmission and cases of pediatric AIDS worldwide.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in 75 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

Dance Marathon is the largest philanthropy organization on campus. It lasts 12 full hours in the SAC, student activities center and consists of performers, free dance, and education about HIV/AIDS. All proceeds are donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The foundation’s goal is to educate and reduce the the transmission and cases of pediatric AIDS worldwide. In its 15th year, Dance Marathon is setting new records and making large strides. With a record number of dancers, money raised nearing last year’s total, and numerous sponsors, this year is looking like one to be remembered. This year’s theme is "How many takes till we get to zero?" which refers to zero cases of mother to child HIV/AIDS transmission and zero cases of children diagnosed with HIV everyday. The public is invited to come and encourage the dancers and there will also be a basket raffle.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/03/web1_01_Dance_Marathon-1.jpgDance Marathon is the largest philanthropy organization on campus. It lasts 12 full hours in the SAC, student activities center and consists of performers, free dance, and education about HIV/AIDS. All proceeds are donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The foundation’s goal is to educate and reduce the the transmission and cases of pediatric AIDS worldwide. In its 15th year, Dance Marathon is setting new records and making large strides. With a record number of dancers, money raised nearing last year’s total, and numerous sponsors, this year is looking like one to be remembered. This year’s theme is "How many takes till we get to zero?" which refers to zero cases of mother to child HIV/AIDS transmission and zero cases of children diagnosed with HIV everyday. The public is invited to come and encourage the dancers and there will also be a basket raffle.

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