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Dance Marathon Presents Check to FSU College of Medicine

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 17:38:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Every year, Florida State University hosts Dance Marathon to raise money and awareness for children with pediatric injury and illness.

Today, Dance Marathon presented a check to the FSU College of Medicine for nearly 1 million dollars to be used for their outreach programs. Each spring, thousands of students volunteer to dance and stand on their feet during two, 20 hour shifts, at the Civic Center in order to raise this money. 

John Fogarty, Dean of FSU College of Medicine, says "We are basically the recipient of half of the proceeds from the Dance Marathon each year. The dancers here at FSU are really all about providing healthcare to children. The money comes to the College of Medicine and then we distribute it to the local community in the various agencies and programs to really help children's healthcare in this community." 

It is a volunteer based event, which students choose to participate in to give back to the community. Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropy on the FSU campus.