DUBUQUE, Iowa – On Saturday, April 6, members from Loras College Dance Marathon will be present for 24 hours outside of the Locust Street Hy-Vee, collecting at-will donations to benefit the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Loras students will be on-site throughout the 24-hour period, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, continuing through 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 7.
Last year, Loras College Dance Marathon made a $500,000 commitment to fund Patient and Family-Centered services at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Some of these programs include child life program support, family suite housing and patient library materials/services. Standing in support of these programs, and in solidarity with the kids who are positively influenced by such programs, is an annual event held in late April. Since last year’s event, fundraising efforts “For the Kids” have been in place, concluding on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
During the event, a child from the Dubuque community who has been treated at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital will be honored by the students in attendance during each hour of the event.
About Loras College
Founded in 1839, 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. In 2018, Loras was the highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 13th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).