Students get funky at fundraiser

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Approximately 190 dancers showed up for the Children’s Miracle Network-sponsored Dance Marathon which took place at the UNF Arena Nov. 21 and 22. The event benefited patients at the Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital and Shands.

After 18 hours of learning dances from various local instructors, playing games and hearing benefiting families speak, the total amount raised: $19,096.35, was revealed to participants.

The money came from different outlets such as events on and off campus prior to the marathon, donations from the public and the added amount of what each individual dancer raised, which totaled approximately $15,000.

A check will be presented to Shands and Wolfson Children’s Hospital on behalf of the UNF Dance Marathon through the CMN, although it is not certain when because they are still taking donations through the end of December on the UNF Dance Marathon Web site.

The Miracle Cup, which was awarded to the team who was ultimately involved the most in the Dance Marathon process, was given to Chi Phi fraternity. Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, which registered as a group, raised the most money.

Compiled by Sarah Gojekian.