UCLA students to hold dance marathon for pediatric AIDS research

Media Contact

Enrique Rivero
(310) 794-2273
WHAT:                                 
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.
 
WHEN:                                 
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
 
WHERE:                              
UCLA's Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom, 308 Westwood Plaza (map)
 
PARKING:                           
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)
MEDIA CONTACT:          
Enrique Rivero, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, [email protected]
310-794-2273
 
On-site: Davina Simantob, Dance Marathon at UCLA, [email protected]
858-205-0821
Media Contact:
Enrique Rivero
(310) 794-2273
[email protected]