- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Organizers behind an annual dance marathon at the University of Iowa say they’ve raised a record $1.8 million this year.

KWWL-TV in Waterloo reports (https://bit.ly/M63r5N ) more than 2,000 people participated in the event held between Friday and Saturday at the school’s memorial union. The event is advertised as 24 hours of no sleep, sitting or caffeine.

Dance Marathon at UI is a student organization. The group’s event has raised more than $14 million since it began 20 years ago.

The money will benefit cancer patients and their families at the children’s hospital at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

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Information from: KWWL-TV, https://www.kwwl.com

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