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RebelTHON Hosts “Miracle Week” to Raise Money, Awareness for Children’s Hospital

By Joe Procopio
hottytoddy.com intern

Members of RebelTHON—the University of Mississippi’s student-run dance marathon benefitting Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi— are taking over the Ole Miss campus as a part of their annual “Miracle Week” to highlight involvement opportunities and raise awareness for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital.

The RebelTHON Board at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. Photo provided.

The week began Monday, Oct. 1 with Child Health Day, a national day of observance, as RebelTHON students distributed ribbons on Business Row.

Child Health Day is a nationally recognized event that focuses on spreading the word of the Dance Marathon movement,” Vice President of Membership Shelby Wood said. “I am honored to be able to represent such an amazing organization and to constantly be surrounded by such dedicated people.”

RebelTHON members will also be on campus encouraging people to sign up and provide fundraising opportunities for participants Oct. 2-3. That will be followed by Dancer Engagement Day on Thursday, Oct. 4 when RebelTHON members will give shout-outs to participants on social media. The week will be capped off with one of RebelTHON’s Miracle Kids, Aubrey Armstrong, selling her famous lemonade outside of Neilson’s Department Store on the Square Friday, Oct. 5.

“I am always extremely impressed by the effort and drive that RebelTHON members put into raising both money and awareness for Children’s of Mississippi,” said Hal Sullivan, coordinator of Student Affairs Programs and staff advisor to RebelTHON. “Child Health Day and Miracle Week, as a whole, is an amazing display of passion and leadership by our UM students and I encourage everyone to get involved however they can.”

Members of RebelTHON visit Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson after “Miracle Week”, which highlights involvement opportunities and raises awareness for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. Photo provided.

RebelTHON members also encourage the LOU community to join them in supporting Children’s of Mississippi. For more information, or to donate, visit this link. 

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