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$133,439.05 raised for the kids: Dance Marathon beats last year’s total by $10 k

Marc Ramirez, Assistant News Editor

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Sara Remar/ Courier Staff

Western Illinois University successfully hosted their fifth annual Dance Marathon. Saturday from noon to midnight over 350 students took a pledge to stay on their feet to support and raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

During the event, participants got the opportunity to meet nine Miracle Families, families whose children have undergone treatment for various diseases or disorders. These families shared the experiences of going through treatment, but also stories of how donors have helped them build strength in and out of the hospital.

The Dance Marathon Morale team taught dancers various moves to keep them on their feet for the twelve hours of the event. Not only did participants learn and repetitively do what they were taught, they did it all while supporting the Miracle Families in attendance.

This year’s event raised $133,439.05

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$133,439.05 raised for the kids: Dance Marathon beats last year’s total by $10 k