UCLA students to hold dance marathon for pediatric AIDS research
UCLA students and others will dance the night away at the 10th annual Dance Marathon at UCLA, a 26-hour bop-till-you-drop event organized by the student-run Pediatric AIDS Coalition to raise money for pediatric AIDS research and increase public awareness.
In just nine years, the event has raised $2.15 million to benefit the UCLA AIDS Institute, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, One Heartland and Project Kindle. Last year's event alone raised more than $407,000.
Previous dance marathons have drawn more than a thousand student dancers, as well as celebrities, faculty, staff and supporters, and this year's event is expected to be the biggest yet.
For more information, visit www.bruindancemarathon.org.
11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19—1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20
- Feb. 19, 9 a.m.: Students begin arriving
- Feb. 19, 6 p.m.: Red carpet with celebrities
- Feb. 20, 1 p.m.: Closing ceremony and total donations tallied
UCLA's Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom, 308 Westwood Plaza (map)
Parking is available for news vans near Ackerman Union and the UCLA's James West Alumni Centerm as follows (please see map for details):
- James West Center turnaround, white curb only (6–8 spaces)
- Structure 8 rooftop (5,000-lb and 8'3" limit; varies with pay-by-space availability)
- Portola Plaza loading zones at rear of Ackerman Union (3–4 spaces)
Enrique Rivero, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, [email protected]
On-site: Davina Simantob, Dance Marathon at UCLA, [email protected]