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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 25, 2005

Local Student To Participate In Annual UI Dance Marathon

(Student name) of (hometown) is one more than 600 dancers expected to crowd into the Main Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union Feb. 4 to participate in the 11th annual University of Iowa Dance Marathon to benefit the Children's Hospital of Iowa.

The 24-hour event starts at 7 p.m. and features DJs, live music, game show contests and other activities to keep all participants awake and energized throughout the event, as sitting down is not allowed. In addition to being served three large meals, students will be provided snacks and beverages throughout the event. To participate in Dance Marathon, dancers need to raise $450.

Working in association with the Children's Miracle Network, the UI Dance Marathon creates special projects to provide emotional and financial support to families treated by the Children's Hospital of Iowa at the UI Hospitals and Clinics, with an emphasis on the Division of Hematology/Oncology. In its first 10 years of existence, Dance Marathon has raised more than $3.4 million, with the 2004 event raising more than $625,000 and sponsoring more than 220 families through the help of over 700 dancers and 350 volunteers. 

NOTE TO EDITORS: Receipt of this press release indicates a student in your newspaper's circulation area is participating in the UI Dance Marathon. Students are listed below in alphabetical order by state and then by city. 

COLORADO:

Boulder:
Margaret Fries
Hailey Walker

CONNECTICUT:

Suffield:
Lauren Capasso

IOWA:

Adel:
Scott Black
Mollie Giller
Lindsay Hemphill
Christine Ludwig

Alta:
Eric Sauter

Ames:
Tristan Brown
Rachel Curtis
Sara Larson
Christina McClelland
Heidi Messelheiser
Claire Miller
Anna Steele

Ankeny:
Elizabeth Arndt
Sarah Coyle
Amber Foley
Kimberly Hemmer
Nathan Kinsey
Tiffany McCarty
Molly Miller
Nicole Powell
Jackie Stubbers

Armstrong:
Sheena Ries
Emily Truslow

Beaman:
Jamie Seeman

Belmond:
Joe Bailey

Bettendorf:
Elizabeth Blair
Rachel Elsey
Brett Goodmundson
Mary Horan
Margaret Jennings
Stephen Marsh
Steven Oldfather
Stephanie Preschel
Jennifer Schuch
Alex Schutman
Sangeeta Tandon
Terra Wallin
Michelle Worley
Tara Zelle

Bondurant:
Shelby Cloke

Boone:
Tyler Busch
Lindsey Davis

Brooklyn:
Nick Lacina

Burlington:
Kahri Anderson
Justine Bangert
Kyle Bockenstedt
Margaret Boyd
Laura Fraise
Anna Krummel
Samantha Phillips
Meredith Ploeger
Sarah Van Amerongen

Bussey:
Tara Spaur

Carlisle:
Katie Mahnke
McKaylee Robertson

Carroll:
Lacey Tiefenthaler

Cedar Falls:
Kourtney Johnson
Kurt Meyermann
Poonam Nirmal
Andrea Reiher
Samantha Renfro
Julie Thompson
Clair Williams
Robert Williams

Cedar Rapids:
Elizabeth Baker
Michelle Baker
Lindsey Beaudry
Tyler Bleau
Merylin Bowden
Tina Brunson
Jill Dolter
Kristin Freeman
Renee Golinvaux
Lauren Grask
Tina Happel
Alexandra Harder
Scott Hirleman
Alex Johnson
Aaron Lagneaux
Aaron Lehman
Ashleigh O'Connell
Zach Olson
Laura Phillips
Meaghan Reider
Ryan Thomas
Laura Westercamp
Craig Wymore

Cherokee:
John Loughlin

Clear Lake:
Michael Gruis
Anne Thompson

Clinton:
Jennifer Brinkmann
Andy Ingham
Kelly Warren

Clive:
Barrett Anderson
Amanda Dilley
Kristin Ehrecke
Anne Henson
John McDonald
David Rigler
Michael Schmidt

Columbus Junction:
Laura Dion
Ryan Gerling

Conrad:
Molly Gallentine

Coralville:
Cheryl Doyle
Shelby Francis
Katie Guckert
Kayla Haptonstall
Jessica Kromer
Jon Lock

Council Bluffs:
Sara Fritzsche
Nickole Neal
Tristan O'Toole
Jessica Shaw
Rachel Simonin
Melinda Smits
Erin Wymore

Cumming:
Don (Mitch) Benskin
Joshua Hartig

Dallas Center:
Julia Wilson

Danbury:
Amy Hamers

Danville:
Rebekah Williams

Darien:
Leah Mrazek

Davenport:
Lindsey Arnold
Lisa Blum
Rebecca Coffman
Rachael Collins
Emily Faulhaber
Laura Fierce
Allison Gahagan
Lauren KaKert
Britney Kelling
Cory McAnelly
Kathryn Paulline
Marie Ripslinger
Kenny Snook
Chrissy Squire
Daniel Tarpein
Jennifer Velez
Molly Wessel
Ashley Wundram

Decorah:
Jeff Beatty
Seth Cowie
James O'Hollearn

Denver:
Katie Larson

Des Moines:
Joanna Be
Tyler Eason
Emily Hephner
Ryan Kurt
Sarah Luymes
Stephen McCoy
Josh Nauman
Leigh Zisko

DeSoto:
Michelle Massure

Donnellson:
Breanne Hunold

Dubuque:
Rachel Alt
Kristin Breitbach
Amy Domeyer
Crystal Kelley
Anna McGill
Rachael Munn
Samantha Reed
Joe Reichle
Katy Richter
Lindsey Schmitt
Jennifer Wertz

Dunkerton:
Dana McDougall

Durango:
Michelle Leick

Durant:
Taylor Paustian

Dyersville:
Jennifer Heacock
Jonathon Schroeder

Earlville:
Rebecca Tekippe

Eldora:
Ariel Hoy

Elkader:
Molly Zapf

Emmetsburg:
Bridget Merrill

Fairfield:
Emily Hsia
Jonathan Jarvis
Andrea Pintar
Carrie Sieren

Fort Dodge:
Ashley Bratland
Alex Green

Glenwood:
Katie Evans
Nicole Mann

Gowrie:
Natalie Petersen

Grimes:
Rachel Holmes

Hampton:
Elliot Claypool

Hontontown:
Ben Harringa

Harper:
Elizabeth Stemmler

Hiawatha:
Chris Stamy

Holstein:
Angie Hammer
Aaron Parker

Hubbard:
Reilly Vaughan

Humboldt:
Jacob Heathman

Independence:
Amanda Keierleber

Indianola:
Alexis Smith
Allison Stille

Iowa City:
Brady Blazek
Christopher Brand
Emily Buckel
Joel Burnham
Abbie Bys
John Carey
Lucas Christian
Michelle Dincer
Dylan Doyl
Sarah Droessler
Chris Dunn
Marcos Esparza
Scott Gaffey
Jeff Guild
Gandriel Gullickson
Katherine Hard
Caroline Hart
Andrea Hayes
Josh Hill
Kimberly Kistler
Matt Kleaver
Ryan Kloberdanz
Lisa Kottemann
Autumn Krawczynski
Abigail Kuenster
Erin Lange
Tara Manderscheid
Jeff McAlister
Julia McCandless
Paul McCoy
Teresa Munley
Justin Pluckhahn
Rosemary Pontarelli
Melia Raitt
Alison Riazi
Andrew Salvato
Kristen Stauffer
Krista Stinton
Alecia Tank
Lindsay Venerable
Ann Weston
Andrew Whittlesey
Joey Yager
Heesung Yoon

Iowa Falls:
Kaitlyn Moore
Sara Scallon

Jefferson:
Kristin Lang

Jewell:
Jamie Lund
Kendra Meyer

Johnston:
Aimee Kempf
Chelsey Lehman
Jessi McMillen

Keokuk:
Jake Nickel
Kara O'Connor
Laurie Pietscher
William Wetzel
John Wetzel

Lake Mills:
Grant Brekken

Lake Park:
Kelli Hulsebus

LeCaire:
Elizabeth BolkcomSmith

LeMars:
Molly Vonnahme

Libertyville:
Katie Glass

Long Grove:
Jackie Larson

Madrid:
Kelly Jurgenson

Manchester:
Sara Breitbach

Manning:
Crystal Meyer

Marengo:
Angela Kloster

Marion:
Molly Camerer
Althea Cole
Ashley Hanna
Kelsey Long
Jessica Oglesby
Jessica Scheer

Marshalltown:
Megan Cahill
Michele Kelly
Nicole Lukan
Elisabeth Spies
Jason McKibben

Mason City:
Kari Hoffman
Karl Longhort
Cassandra Miller
Katherine Polking

Middletown:
Kim Meller

Miles:
Molly Robinson

Millersburg:
Amy Gorsh

Monticello:
Sarisa Jenson
Ashley Olsem

Moravia:
Lindsey Topp

Mt. Pleasant:
Lindsey Benge
Fawn Boston-Kemple
Meredith Hoffman

Mt. Vernon:
Drew Rotschafer

Muscatine:
Molly Cantrell-Kraig
Cory Cozad
Katy Doherty
Jamie Williams

Nemaha:
Jennifer Davis
Amy Wedeking

Nevada:
Adam Cox

North Liberty:
Travis DeMar
Laura Goddard
Kristy Marson

Norwalk:
Ashley Gillaspie
Adam Strong
Brandie Gross

North Liberty:
Colin O'Brien

Oelwein:
Sandy Imoehl
Lindsey Loben
Erhren Radke

Okobiji:
Katie Bruno

Onawa:
Michael Willey

Osage:
Mandy Stricker

Oskaloosa:
Cara Jaquay
Trenton Place

Ottumwa:
Diane Lindenmayer

Pella:
Ashley Braun
Jeff Steenhoek

Polk City:
Hayes Olofson

Readlyn:
Lindsay Buenzow

Reinbeck:
Jeff Lenius

Remsen:
Abby Arens
Natalie Steichen

Riverside:
Kimberly McCoy

Robbins:
Jenna Duncalf

Rudd:
Tim Brandau

Salem:
Casey Fisher

Selma:
LaTisha Gordy

Sheldon:
Kristin Allen

Shell Rock:
Amanda Rodenbeck

Sioux City:
Michelle Baker
Natasha Cardona
Brianna Engle
Alex Kim
Marie Lucas
Angela Malek
Katherine Mohrhauser
Jen Ringgenberg
Annie Sargent
Ann Twohig

Solon:
Adam Blind
Cheryl Poduska

Sperry:
Sarah Schulte

Spirit Lake:
Ashley Hammen
Kelly Schultz
Dana Thomas

Strawberry Point:
Ashley Hettinger
Nicholas Gaul

Swisher:
Kelly Dunham
Thomas Langhurst
Melissa Langhurst

Urbandale:
Jon Ellis
Ryan Howard
Adam Nikkel

Villisca:
Megan Bashaw

Walker:
Doug Miller

Washington:
Jenahlee Vittetoe

Waterloo:
Marina Aldrich
Weston Anderson
Louis Christensen
Jennifer Flack
Alan Mayer
Rachael Morkel
Stephanie Perkins
Margaret Richter
Crystal Seamans
Jenni Townsend

Waukee:
Johanna Meetz
Mallory Nelson

Waverly:
Amanda Allen
Sara Carney
Jasper Ray

West Des Moines:
Luba Aginsky
Ashley Anderson
Stevie Benton
Blair Blake
Tim Chalik
Cory Conner
Cristopher Conner
Chris Cory
Wyatt Dowling
Ben Hatten
Katherine Jones
Jessica Jorgensen
Ian Koch
Daniel Krook
Michael Lersten
Brian McKenzie
Lindsey Meyer
Brock Milligan
Erik Nylen
Brooke Palmer
Aaron Schoen
Aaron Smith
Kristin Sprock
Michael Stevenson
Natalie Williams
Tyler Zittergruen

West Liberty:
Eddie Schneider

West Point:
Todd Brune
Brenda Welding

Williams:
Krystal Pruin

Williamsburg:
Amanda Weaver

Windsor Heights:
Tran Chau

Woodridge:
Steve Meier

ILLINOIS:

Algonquin:
Kristen Lisa

Arlington Heights:
Joanna Banakis
Anna Caputo
Briana Gunn
Kourtney Havell
Nicole Jarvis
Amanda Kuffel
Christopher Moorhead
Rachel Rifkin
Margaret Seemayer
Matthew Worsley

Aurora:
Courtney Duncan

Barrington:
Eryn Gitelis
Kristin Leonard
Kristin Magee
Courtney Magee
Jennie Nolan

Bartlett:
Elizabeth Brozik
Stephanie Daluge
Jill Rymarz
Lisa Solazzo

Batavia:
Erin Lydon

Bloomington:
Lyndsey Knitter
Tanner Pachis

Buffalo Grove:
Lauren Fishman
Nicole Fonk
Meagan Gordon
Justin Kopka
Paul Szigetvari

Carol Stream:
Aaron Morris
Genalle Triggiani

Cary:
Katherine Szewczyk

Champaign:
Katherine Anderson
Sarah Hagle
Brendan Cain
Katie Conner

Chicago:
Kristen Beck
Lauren Brozyna
Mara Bucaro
Lucia Kim
Katie Riga
Kevin Toohey

Cicero:
Jonathan Chaparro

Charendon Hills:
Jeff Wallace

Crystal Lake:
Nickie Bombino

Darien:
Kelly Heniff

Decater:
Lindsay Elam

Deerfield:
Eileen Doherty
Mike Harvey
Marissa Miller

Downers Grove:
Alex Cullen
Lindsey Grove
Sarah McJoynt
Frances Owens
Elizabeth Scatena

East Moline:
Kylie Mathias

Elgin:
Amy Conroy
Meghan Jacobs
Lindsey Ottaviano
Kari Yakle

Elmburst:
Matthew Griffith

Evanston:
Rachel Goldberg

River Fox Grove:
Nicole Alexander

Frankfort:
Brian Aldeza
Keith Burfield
Kimberly Wille

Freeport:
Jenny Bongartz
Tiffany Cheng

Genesco:
Paul Kretschmar

Geneva:
Kathryn Nelson

Galva:
Rachael Barrett

Glen Ellyn:
Anne Fanella
Megan Harbour
Lauren Henry
Kelly Anderson

Glenview:
Stephanie Zoeller

Hawthorn Woods:
Michael Bohac
Ben Berndt
Zac Colip
Carolyn Noon

Henry:
Mary Swartz

Hinsdale:
Caitlin Kapolas

Ifasca:
Sean Nehf

Joliet:
Amy Hopkins
Keri Smutnak

Kildeer:
Robert DeBaun

LaGrange:
Daniel Madden
Margaret Koludrovic
Tyler Morgen
William Conrad
Jack Mast

Lake Forest:
Derrick Greenberg
Jennifer Krueger
Reagan Lund

Lake Zurish:
Diane Bortoli
Courtney Lay
Jamie Reif

Lewistown:
Cassie Whitsitt

Libertyville:
Ashley Jordan
Patrick Lynch
Justin Smestad

Lincolnshire:
Steven Adloff

Lincolnwood:
Jennifer Eng

Lindenhurst:
Christine Kenner

Lombard:
Jacqueline Bahr
Erin Soger

Long Grove:
Chad Broude
Kevin Courtois
Matt McGicth

Lynn Center:
Nickole Nelson

Mahomet:
Josh Kingry

Mediapolis:
Derek Breder

McHenry:
Christopher Frett

Melrose Park:
Lisa Nocita

Moline:
Meg Blackall
Anne Gloeckner
Sarah Whitaker

Morton Grove:
Anita Kaimal

Mt. Morris:
Mindy Anderson

Mt. Prospect:
Mallory Griffin
Rachel Scott

Mundelein:
Kerri Gembra
Heather Loeb

N. Barrington:
Christine Scobee

Naperville:
William Barry
Stephen Blecha
Samantha Brown
Jenny Burns
Courtney Carroll
Amanda Fumo
Stephanie Kalant
Ali Krema
Meg Maloney
Brian Martin
Ariel Mindel
Ashley Scharafin
Lindsay Vervoort

New Lenox:
Chris Crossett

Norridge:
Lora Grabowski

Northbrook:
Emily Angelico
Lauren Elies
Jared Holzman

Northfield:
Samantha Stern

Oak Forest:
Jill Powell

Orland Park:
Lisa Giglio
Sara Peterson
Sara Zeimetz

Oswego:
Jennifer Schwerdtfeger

Palatine:
Alyssa Lencioni
Natalie Somor
Megan Zeivel

Palos Heights:
Jennifer Siebenaler

Park Ridge:
Daniel Hogan
Elizabeth White

Pekin:
Lainey Hawkins

Peona:
Erin Gray

Rock Island:
Philip Kopp

Rockford:
Nell Alexander
Nat Bremner
Laura Cooling
Tom Geen
Julie Karceski
Jennifer LaBrant
Eric Morrow
Miravone Sacdyphoud
Christine Wholey

Rosecoe:
Allison Gilbert

Schaumburg:
Jule Benedict
Mary Evon
Jaimi Schimanski
Alison Lautz

Shorewood:
Alexandra Ndoca

Springfield:
Jill Seelbach

St. Charles:
Kate Herbert
Melissa Kiley
Melissa Mika

Sycamore:
James DiDomenico

Tinley Park:
Sammy Scrementi

Warrenville:
Christina Dutler

Western Springs:
Ben Diedrich

Wheaton:
Michael Doyle
Kelly Kohn
Meghann Melka
Ali Meracle
Chelsea Smith
Mark Snyder
Michael Tieri
Chirs Librando

Willowbrook:
Kyle Fornek
Aren Kriks

Willmette:
Tad Stacey

Winnetka:
Nicole Schnitzler

Woodridge:
Ryan Fisher

Woodstock:
Emily Chewning

INDIANA:

Granger:
Kaitlyn Viater

Greenwood:
Poonam Ishanpara

Saint John:
Lindsay Frost

KANSAS:

Leawood:
Daniel Eigenberg

Prairie Village:
Raegan Brown

MICHIGAN:

Grosse Pointe Farms:
Kathryn See

Rochester:
Jacob Ketzner

MINNESOTA:

Bloomington:K
atie Barnett

Eden Prairie:
Robbie Herman
Christine Hanson
Rachel Harris

Edina:
Caitlyn Clinton

Excelsior:
Lauren Ruegemer

Minneapolis:
Anna Sandberg

Minnetonka:
Lauren Bernstein

Mound:
Jessie Brenner

St. Cloud:
Robert McCabe

St. Louis Park:
Katherine Hershey

Wayzata:
Erin Selzer

West St. Paul:
Ashley Rhein

White Bear Lake:
Renee West

Wilmar:
Erica Meium

MISSOURI:

Smithville:
Annie Carlson

Wildwood:
Jennifer Czolgosz

NEBRASKA:

Elkhorn:
Kara Gehring
Kelsey Peyton

Lincoln:
Rachel Manijak

Omaha:
Erik Peterson

OHIO:

Cincinnati:
Katherine Coleman

Waterville:
Jeanne Accettola

PENNSYLVANIA:

Wynnewood:
Gillian Grady

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Charleston:
Ty Christensen

SOUTH DAKOTA:

Sioux Falls:
Michael Ernster

TEXAS:

Cedar Park:
Larissa Meier

McKinny:
Clayton Harbeck

WASHINGTON:

Summamish:
Joseph Petersen

WISCONSIN:

Fond du Lac:
Brittany Korb

Hartland:
Joseph Cadorin

Madison:

Katherine Dittmann
Jeff Lowe
Marjory McCartney

Nashotah:
Adam Kubina

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu; Writer: Joseph Friedman, 563-543-0024, joseph-friedman@uiowa.edu