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Apex Friendship First Ever Dance Marathon

Students at Apex Friendship High School, Emily Twomey and Abigail Clarke, have been working hard on the inception of Apex Friendship’s first ever Dance Marathon benefiting Duke Children’s hospital. The students are excited for their upcoming tailgate this Friday, September 13th, at Apex Friendship, where they will be giving away free food and information on how to get involved. The school’s main event will be hosted Friday, September 20th. Please read additional information below on what inspired Emily and Abigail to bring Dance Marathon to Apex Friendship and what drove them to get involved with their local hospital.

Emily got involved with Duke Children’s a few years back when she did a school project that asked what she was passionate about. As she thought more about this for her assignment, helping others, especially kids, was the first thought that came to mind.  Ever since then, she has been enthusiastic about planning her own Dance Marathon and inspiring others in her community to get involved.

Abigail is a senior at Apex Friendship High School. When she was a sophomore she was tasked with a Human Rights project to help her community. Another member in the group had been involved with Dance Marathons in the past and told Emily and Abigail about them. They immediately got in touch with their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and got to work.

This year they made their passion for making a Dance Marathon at their school a reality by working with Zac Giffin to create a summer internship around creating their own Dance Marathon! Emily and Abigail were touched and inspired by patient stories and the impact this event will have on the kids. Please consider registering or donating to support their efforts to create a better tomorrow for the kids and families at Duke Children’s.