Helping Children Is Ongoing MAVATHON Goal

Annual Fundraiser Culminates Saturday, Feb. 24

An annual day of dancing, laughing, free food, games, music, friends, family and – most importantly – fundraising for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare returns to campus Saturday, Feb. 24.

“MAVATHON,” the culmination of a year-round fundraising effort by the Dance Marathon student organization, goes from noon  to 10 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union. All proceeds support the Gillette Mankato Clinic.

Feb. 24 events include free food from local restaurants, cosmic bingo, karaoke, billiards, bowling, a petting zoo, caricature artist, performance by the Maverick Machine Pep Band, a scavenger hunt and more. Registration for the event is $32 and can done by visiting

“This year the group is hoping to raise $32,000 for Gillette. So far, they’re at about 10 percent of that goal and have hosted numerous fundraisers around the city of Mankato,” said Abby Streetar, fundraising chair for the MAVATHON executive team. “I’m excited to see everyone come together and celebrate all of our hard work and reveal how much money we’ve raised this year.”

Gillette Children’s serves families with children having medical conditions that are permanent and require lifelong care. It is affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network, which funds critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care to local hospitals.


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