COLUMBIA — More than 500 students and community members packed the MU Student Recreation Complex on Saturday to dance the night away "for the kids who can't."
The fifth annual Mizzou Dance Marathon was held to raise money for MU Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The event, a culmination of year-round fundraising events, allows for a $152,402 donation this year, breaking the previous year's record donation of $59,000.
Participants were required to stand for 13.1 hours, from noon Saturday until 1:06 a.m. Sunday, an increase from the previous years time of 12 hours. Organizers wanted to match the amount of miles run in a half-marathon.
The student-run organization invited families supported by the Children's Miracle network, as well as community members from Columbia College, Stephens College, and area high schools.