The University of Oregon’s Alliance of Happy Atheists are participating in the UO Dance Marathon on January 22nd, 2011 and they need your help!

Dance Marathon raises money for the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital unit at Sacred Heart Hospital. The money supports local families with children in the NICU and Pediatric units at Sacred Heart Hospital in Springfield, Oregon. 100% of every single dollar raised for the event goes to directly supporting the families in the NICU and Pediatric units.

Dance Marathon is a 12 hour dance-a-thon representing the often month long stay families have in the hospital. This is the Alliance of Happy Atheists first year participating in Dance Marathon, and the fifth year the University of Oregon has hosted Dance Marathon, currently the only west coast school to have one.

The Alliance of Happy Atheists are hoping to make a big impact on the event, which is traditionally viewed as a fraternity and sorority event.

“As one of the least trusted demographics in the country, The Alliance of Happy Atheists strongly believe in the importance of humanizing the image of atheists and non-religious persons,” said Travis Prinslow, Social Co-Chair of the UO Alliance of Happy Atheists. “I can think of no better way to do this than to give back to the community and the families in it.”

They have set their team goal at $1000 to help keep families together. If you would like to support the Alliance of Happy Atheists in their endeavor to raise money for local families you can contribute to their team goal here.

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