LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There is a fever that is spreading throughout Faulkner County, affecting thousands of elementary aged kids. It's called the chicken dance fever, and you'll know if your child has it if suddenly, without provocation, he or she suddenly does the dance made famous in the early 80's in Europe.
There's a reason behind it all: an orphanage in the slums of a town in Kenya. Dr. Mark Cooper's son, while serving as a missionary in Kenya, saw the need for funds and support for the orphanage. He asked his father, Dr. Cooper for help, and this is how chicken dance fever began. The money raised by donation for dancing, went to chickens for the orphanage.
On Friday, April 25th, over 4,000 kids in Conway will all do the dance at their various schools, donating allowances, loose change jars, or whatever they can.
So much compassion is being shown, it's now called the "i-Care chicken Dance". Another great example of kids helping kids.