FSU Dance Marathon eyes record number of donations

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Alex Crescenti | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (WCTV) -- The 40 hour marathon is split into two 20 hour shifts and features more than 900 dancers standing the entire time. The goal is to raise as much money as they can for the Children's Miracle Network.

"I decided to take initiative and do something more and kind of decided to help people that deserve it," said Jessica Felsen.

Many of the participants have been doing this marathon since they were freshmen. They say now more than ever, unity is vital.

"We're getting the whole campus behind it and it's something to believe in and something to strive toward as a community when everything is so down," said Hunter Seiscente, a Morale Captain.

Dance Marathon at Florida State is huge, to say the least. Every year they hope to best the previous one. This year's goal is to raise $2 million.

"Oh I think that it is very much doable. Last year was $1.8 million and it was $1.7 last year as the goal, so I think we'll definitely hit it," said Nicholas Koenig.

Organizers say they will reveal how much money was raised over the past six months when the final results come in after the second shift ends on Sunday.

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