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UNI Dance Marathon raises $278K

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The Fourth Annual University of  Northern Iowa Dance Marathon Saturday surpassed its fundraising goal, raising $278,000.

More than 1,000 people gathered on campus for the event, dancing for 12 straight hours from noon to midnight.

During that time, students gave their support to 41 children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

In addition to dancing, students played games with the children and gave words of encouragement to them and their families.

The event benefits the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Last year, the event was able to raise $176,948.

KWWL's Ally Crutcher contributed to this report.

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