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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 9, 2010

MAHWAH – Ramapo College’s Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity and Zeta Beta Tau will be hosting the first eight-hour dance marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network’s local member hospital, Children’s Specialized Hospital this month.

The marathon will raise money through ticket sales, and proceeds will go to the Children’s Specialized Hospital, which is the nation’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction, premature birth, autism, development delays and life-changing illnesses. The Children’s Specialized Hospital has seven sites in New Jersey and treats almost 17,000 children each year. The Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon was founded by college students in 1991, and has grown to over 100 universities and colleges across the country, to raise funds for children’s hospitals to lessen the financial burden on families of children in need.

The Ramapo Dance Marathon will take place on Friday, April 23 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Bradley Center’s Auxiliary Gym on the Ramapo College of New Jersey campus. The event will feature refreshments, a raffle, prizes and entertainment. Tickets are $10 when registering online at http://ramapo.kintera.org/dm, or $20 at the door. For additional information, visit the registration website at http://ramapo.kintera.org/dm.

For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at 201.684.6844.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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