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More than 600 students attended Auburn University Dance Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 7. The event began with registration at 9 a.m., and ended with what staff, students and families had been waiting to hear after months of preparation, a grand total of $238,035.14 to be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This was the fourth year for dance marathon to be on Auburn’s campus.

Auburn University Dance Marathon was held in the Student Center Ballroom with appearances from Aubie, AU Rhythm and local musician Tim Tyler. Participants played Wii, danced, had fun at the photo booth and brought in the grand total with a rave in the last hour. This year, the #FundraiseTheRoof campaign, part of the fundraising efforts leading up to the marathon, raised $45,211.57 in 24 hours. The AUDM staff continued to surpass goals by challenging participants and the Auburn community to raise $6,000 in 60 minutes, in honor of one child’s six-week battle with a chest tube. The campaign raised $6,564.

Year after year, Auburn University Dance Marathon grows because of the Auburn spirit to rally around a need. The money raised directly impacts children with a terminal illness, and is sent to Children’s Hospital at Midtown Medical Center at Columbus Regional Health.