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Dance Marathon kicks off in Iowa City

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Just three hours into the University of Iowa Dance Marathon, the students raised more than $115,000 for the children at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

More than 2,500 college students and 850 family members impacted by the cancer center joined in for the 24-hour dance at the university's Memorial Union. Participants aren't allowed to sit or drink caffeine for the entire marathon starting on Friday night at 7 p.m.

The money goes to the Children's Miracle Network. This year's goal is $1.2 million.

To donate, text the word "Hawks" to 90999, and a $5 donation will appear on your phone bill; or call 800-456-2722 to talk to an operator.

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