Rebels with a cause
RebelTHON will be held April 5-6 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the Jackson Avenue Center in Oxford. The event is based on a dance marathon, but not limited to those with nimble feet.
“Yes, there is dancing but there will also be activities for students and the families visiting from Le Bonheur,” said RebelTHON Director of Public Relations Wil Yerger. “RebelTHON is not only the name of our event, but it is also the name of our organization. We are new to campus this year. We’ve started from the ground up.”
Dance marathon is a national fundraiser hospitals within the Children’s Miracle Network and each CMN hospital has an region of service. The Oxford group is putting their own twist on dance for their event.
“The reason it is called a dance marathon is because every hour on the hour we teach a ‘morale dance’ to all of the participants at the event,” Yerger said. “This dance is just supposed to be a morale booster that keeps everyone’s energy up. The only requirement we have for the participants is that they stay on their feet for the entire event. Whether they spend their time dancing or eating of playing games is up to them.”
Sponsorships and donations are being sought for the event with levels ranging from $100 to $5,000 with name branding perks for businesses and industry. All funds raised with stay in the service community at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Le Bonheur is a 255-bed teaching hospital with over 500 medical staff members treating 45 pediatric specialties. It serves children in 95 counties throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama.
“Being in North Mississippi, we were matched with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital,” Yerger said. “About 22,000 children from Northeast Mississippi are treated at Le Boneur every year, so the northeast Mississippi community is greatly affected by the aid given at Le Bonheur.”
- Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
- Click to print (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
- Click to Press This! (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
About Lisa Voyles
- Fuller Center cyclist pedal through Houston. April 23, 2016
- EDITORIAL: Collecting old fines, collecting on promises April 28, 2016
- A perfect festival April 28, 2016
- Lady Toppers tripped by Lady Wolverines April 28, 2016
- Rams fall short on Senior Night April 28, 2016
- GLENN MOLLETTE: Musicians die but never the music April 30, 2016
- Fast moving front rattles Chickasaw County April 29, 2016
- Chickasaw County no longer under tornado warning April 29, 2016
- JIM HOOD: Ignoring needs is not good government April 29, 2016
- Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss coach April 29, 2016
- THEOUSTEDONE: Oh yes. It is very interesting since Mrs. Dendy al...
- Consolodation | Home: […] Chickasaw consolidation likely headed to...
- Karie)Chapel: Thought-provoking article - I loved the facts . Do...
- Cortez Whittaker: Practical commentary . I am thankful for the infor...
- Byrne Cpa Firm Houston Ms | Rates for CPA Services for SMB: […] Globetrotters fun for all kids – Sulli...
- RT @wcbiweather: The heat index has surpassed 100 in many spots today. Stay cool out there! #mswx #alwx #wcbi http://t.co/Lt2LRZTDcm 3 years ago
- RT @dennisseid: OSHA: 24 work-related deaths in Miss. last year http://t.co/lgEYYtK7ZR 3 years ago
- Speech pathologists work to better communication skills | Monroe Journal http://t.co/lyHLvb0OS1 3 years ago
- Mumford & Sons bassist has blood clot on brain http://t.co/4xNLMhxaif 3 years ago
- Mobile home fire claims one | Itawamba Times http://t.co/FHouwxbnsp 3 years ago