Nov. 20, 2017
Alexander Peeples, a senior, and Shauna Rust ’16 have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland. Peeples and Rust — who are the University’s sixth and seventh...Read More
Nov. 14, 2017
Nearly a third of Americans suffer from chronic noncancer pain, a condition often treated with opioids. The effectiveness of this chronic opioid therapy is currently unclear and exposes individuals to potential risks, including opioid abuse...Read More
The Dance Marathon, UNC’s largest student-run fundraiser, just keeps getting bigger. This year, the organizers dropped the 1,600-dancer limit, resulting in approximately 2,000 dancers participating. The event raised $483,210.36 for the N.C. Children’s Hospital, almost $50,000 more than last year.
The marathon has grown in donations every year since it started in 1999 and now has raised almost $3 million for the hospital.
So many dancers wanted to stay on their feet for 24 hours in Fetzer Gym this year that the marathon’s biggest challenge was keeping them fed. Part of the event’s outreach is to the community, where businesses donate food.
The marathon was the dream of Michael Bucy ’01, who was inspired to start a large scale fundraiser by a 48-hour marathon at Penn State University.