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Will Takewell, advisor to RebelTHON at the University of Mississippi, was recognized with the 2022 Dance Marathon Campus Advisor of the Year Award.  This award recognizes an advisor or team of advisors that has gone above and beyond in supporting the Dance Marathon organization on their campus. Takewell is credited with helping his students learn valuable lessons in leadership, problem solving, and conflict management by giving them freedom to make mistakes and learn from them. He understands the challenges associated with being a student leader, and never forgets that while students can and should give a great deal of time, love, and attention to RebelTHON, they are students first and foremost.  Takewell was recognized at the Dance Marathon Leadership Conference held in Atlanta, GA July 21-24. 

Will Takewell and RebelTHON students at a campus awards ceremony.

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is an international movement, involving over 400 colleges, universities and K-12 schools across the United States and Canada that fundraise for their local member hospital of  Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. These students work tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds one dollar at a time by making the ask to family and friends. Their hard work culminates in a 6–40-hour celebration on their campus or virtually, where participants have the opportunity to rally together as a community for their local member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Students involved in Dance Marathon gain valuable skills in fundraising, peer management, delegation, and philanthropy. Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs have collectively raised more than $300 million since 1991.

To join the Miracle Network Dance Marathon Movement, click here.