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Release: Sept. 20, 1999

UI students urged to register for 2000 Dance Marathon

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Registration runs today (Monday, Sept. 20) through Friday, Sept. 24 for University of Iowa students who wish to dance in the UI Dance Marathon 2000: A Millennium of Miracles.

Interested students, as well as faculty and staff are urged to sign up in the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) near the box office on the main floor. A $25 fee will be collected at registration to guarantee dancer slots. Organizers hope to have more than 1,000 participants register to dance for 30 consecutive hours in the marathon, to be held Feb. 4-5 in the IMU. Dancers will raise funds and awareness for children and their families battling cancer at the Children's Hospital of Iowa.

In its first five years, Dance Marathon raised more than $355,000.

For more information, please call Barrie Jordan, Dance Marathon 2000 public relations director at (319) 353-2094 or e-mail to: bjordan@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu