Notre Dame de Namur University Students “Heart” Ralston Hall, Dance To Raise Funds

Belmont, CA, March 15, 2012 — Notre Dame de Namur University students will dance through the night to help fix an iconic building on campus. In response to the closure of Ralston Hall Mansion due to seismic safety concerns, students will hold the “We ♥ Ralston Dance-A-Thon” from March 24 at 2 p.m. to March 25 at 2 a.m. to raise funds to retrofit the historic building.

Participants will raise money by asking donors to sponsor them to dance for a designated period of time. Attendees are invited to watch the dancers and enjoy music spanning multiple decades. Other activities include a performance by NDNU’s Dance Squad, raffle drawings and children’s activities.

The university announced earlier this year that the mansion would close and the approximately 65 employees working in the building would be relocated until a complete engineering assessment and retrofitting of Ralston Hall is carried out.

General admission to the Dance-A-Thon is $20 and includes dinner. Children ages 3-12 are $10; children 2 and under are free. The Walter Gleason Gym is located on the NDNU campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont.