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Final Preps for UNI Dance Marathon

Final touches were made Friday evening for the University of Northern Iowa's Dance Marathon Saturday.

Organizers for the marathon transformed UNI's Maucker Union for the event Friday evening. There will be a game room with items provided by the Waterloo Best Buy, as well as a family room and reflection room.

Organizers say they have about 600 students signed up for the event, but they are expecting 700 and 800 people to attend the event.

Dance Marathon Executive Director, Emily Hanson says she is excited that all the hard work is finally paying off.

"We've been planning this event for a year and a half now and I'm just so excited to see everything coming together and to show the kids what we've planned for them tomorrow morning," Hanson said.

Organizers hope to raise $1.00 for every UNI student or $14,000 for the University of Iowa's Children's Hospital. The dancing starts Saturday at noon and goes until midnight at UNI.

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