Jan. 27, 2020
A new gift will enable UNC to build a 30,000-square-foot addition to Fetzer Hall that will enable the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center and the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes...Read More
Jan. 17, 2020
The dean of the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the former director of the Institute of Government were recognized Friday with the GAA’s Faculty Service Award. The GAA Board of Directors presented the...Read More
Sept. 25, 2019
An anonymous donor has set a $10 million challenge to support UNC’s Morehead-Cain Scholarship, one of the preeminent merit scholarship programs in the world. If met, the Give Together Scholarship Challenge will be the largest...Read More
The 2005 Dance Marathon raised nearly $184,872 in late February to benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital.
Last year’s event raised nearly $170,585 to benefit the patients of the Children’s Hospital. Over the past seven years, the Dance Marathon has raised more than $800, 000.
The Dance Marathon, organized solely by UNC students, is one of the largest fund-raisers for the Children’s Hospital. This year, more than 4,000 spectators, volunteers and others turned out to witness more than 600 student dancers from UNC stay on their feet for 24 consecutive hours. This year’s event was held at UNC’s Fetzer Gym on Feb. 25 and 26.
Money raised by the Dance Marathon goes to the For the Kids Fund, for the benefit of children receiving care in the Children’s Hospital. In conjunction with the chair of the department of pediatrics, the Dance Marathon Committee decides each year where its contribution is most needed.
Dancers were entertained by numerous campus groups as well as outside professional entertainers, including the Clef Hangers and Loreleis (both sponsored by the GAA), Mercury Blue, the Back Beat and an athletic lip sync competition.