Dance marathon at highschool in Bucks honors pupil who misplaced battle with most cancers

NORTHAMPTON TWP., Pa. – A fundraiser in Bucks County was held in reminiscence of a lady who died far too younger.

The “Hope-a-Thon” dance marathon is a yearly occasion at Villa Joseph Marie Excessive Faculty in Northampton Township.

This yr it has taken on some further that means.

It’s in honor of former pupil Maria Middleton, one of many founders of the dance marathon. Maria died in 2020 on the age of 18 after a battle with most cancers.

The marathon raised greater than $85,000. All the proceeds will go to the “Assume Hope Basis,” created in Maria’s title.

“We’re right here to relay her message of hope and light-weight on this planet.  You stroll into our fitness center, and it is simply, instantly a smile is introduced onto your face.  Simply form of bringing that comfortable power,”  stated highschool junior Julia Cassidy.

The Hope-A-Thon dance marathon began at 8 a.m. Friday. It ends at 7 p.m.

Maria was the sister of Kim Davidow, a former reporter for 69 Information: Berks Version.

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