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Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon expected to raise thousands

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The annual Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon kicked off for the 5th year.

Area college students from Coe College, Kirkwood Community College and Mount Mercy University were dancing for 12 straight hours.

It's all to raise money for sick children and their families.

Jodi Seeman's daughter is a regular at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Her daughter's 13 and has already had three open heart surgeries.

"This helps her enjoy doing the same kind of dances and stuff, and all that the hospital gets used for, she appreciate it," said Seeman.

Dancing wasn't the only thing kids could do, there were games, face-painting, and a lot more activities.

The dance marathon raises money for the Children's Miracle Network for families with life-threatening illnesses.

This year's goal is $28,000.

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