Mustangs for Kids raises funds for childrens hospital

Mackenzie Sisson– Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Mustangs for Kids club announced their digital dance marathon was an immense success.

LRHS Mustangs for Kids president Erin Elizabeth Purcell, junior, answers an online challenge

The event is traditionally a dance held in the LRHS cafeteria but due to COVID-19 and social distance guidelines the dance was changed to an Instagram Live Event.

During the event participants dared club president junior Erin Elizabeth Purcell to drink pickle juice or jump into the pool with her clothes on. She also dyed her hair purple when the 200-dollar mark was hit and wrote words on her face when money was donated.

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The event included a Tik Tok dance challenge where participants sent videos of them doing Tik Tok dances.

Mustangs for Kids is a club on campus dedicated to raising money for the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital. Shriner’s Childrens Hospital provides surgeries, prosthetics, and therapies completely free for disabled children.

Purcell said, “This event was such a success. We were not expecting to raise as much money as we did due to COVID-19; however, in our two-hour event we raised a total of $200.”