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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
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Release: Immediate

UI students urged to register to dance in 1999 Dance Marathon

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Registration is under way and continues through Friday for University of Iowa students who want to dance in the 1999 UI Dance Marathon. Registration is taking place on the Ground Floor of Iowa Memorial Union from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 2. A $25 fee will be collected during registration, which is necessary for a guaranteed dancer slot.

Organizers anticipate that hundreds of students will sign up to dance for 30 consecutive hours in the 1999 Dance Marathon, which will be Feb. 5-6. As in past years, dancers will raise funds and awareness for children battling cancer at the Children's Hospital of Iowa, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

In its first four years of existence Dance Marathon has raised more than $425,000. The theme for this year's Dance Marathon is "Celebrating 5 Years of Miracles."

For more information, contact Kjirsten Smith, Dance Marathon public relations director, phone (319) 353-2094 or (319) 354-0672.

9/29/98