For Immediate Release
Sept. 24, 2016
DUBUQUE, IOWA – On Saturday, Oct. 8, Loras College Dance Marathon will host its fifth annual Color FT5K Run/Walk at Chaplain Schmitt Island, 1801 Admiral Sheehy Dr., Dubuque. Check-in and registration begin at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. The morning will be filled with running, walking, color, laughter and a carnival.
“The Color FT5K is a community event that brings together walkers and runners of all ages to support our local kiddos who receive treatment at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital,” said Ellie Horst, a senior and co-president of Loras College Dance Marathon. “This run is a great way for the community to show its support for our local families battling childhood illness. We appreciate the support of the greater Dubuque area and its contribution to the kiddos!”
Admission is $30 for anyone 13 years of age and older and $20 for children 12 and under, with all proceeds benefitting the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Donations will fund activities and rooms at the new University of Iowa Children’s Hospital set to open in November.
About Dance Marathon
Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 250 schools across the country, all raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in its community. These students spend a year learning invaluable leadership and life skills while raising funds and interacting with children’s hospital patients and families. The year culminates with a 40-hour long event where the students stay on their feet through dancing, games and entertainment in celebration of the total amount raised that year.
About Loras College
Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras is ranked 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings and the 11th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges.