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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.