By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
September 19, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- They danced all night, and it definitely payed off.
Dance Marathon at Florida State University presented a check Tuesday to the College of Medicine for more than $915,000, part of the $1.8 million raised in the spring.
Dance Marathon is an annual 40-hour event where more than 1,800 students stay awake and on their feet to raise money and awareness for kids in need of specialized pediatric and medical care.
The event supports the Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital and the FSU College of Medicine's Pediatric Outreach Programs. The money raised will also help students at three schools in Gadsden County.
The money was raised by thousands of FSU students, who dedicated a whole year to collecting the funds.
John Fogarty from the FSU College of Medicine said, “They do work all year long on this.They go out and get pledges. They go out and talk to sponsors and individuals and family members. It’s amazing what they’re able to do and it just makes my heart really feel good to watch this whole process.”
To find out more about Dance Marathon at Florida State University click here.