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I 3A - Monday, February 17, 2014

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Dancing the night gaway

VIRGINIA LOZANO AND VICKI LIU/Daily
(1 ,2, 5, 6 and 7) Students at the Dance Marathon stand for 30 hours to raise money to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities Saturday.
3) LSA junior Alexandra Soos hula hoops Saturday at the Indoor Track and Field Building. (4) LSA sophomore Allison Mayer dances with Mott's hospital
patient at Dance Marathon.

MARATHON
From Page 1A

the events held throughout
the year allowed students to
personally interact with the
charity's recipients.
"They get an idea what
the kids go through,
especially my son," Calvin
said. "This is a good way
to see how he would feel
even after maybe a six-
hour day and how he gets
exhausted."
Many students and
parents visited participants
throughout -the event to
show the dancers support.
"We want people to see
what we do," VandenBerg
said. "We find that that is
more meaningful and helps

inspire them to donate." interacting with the over their feet.
In addition to-last families by playing "You just keep
minute donations by basketball, soccer, video persevering," LSA junior
visitors, participants were games and earning points Erin Figley said. "You have
encouraged to use social with their teams. to look at the kids who
media to share a donation At night when the struggle with these things
website link. Some students families left, the Marathon and take into account
on the Marathon leadership threw a rave to boost morale everything they have to go
team also stood on street and energize dancers after through and overcome."
corners during the event to a long day on their feet. In the final hour of
collect more donations. "There was a rough the event, participants
Over varying intervals patch but the rave built me performed the line dance
of time, Marathon leaders back up," LSA senior Kallie they learned throughout
taught participants parts Alpiner said. "You hit a the 30 hours. Many dancers
of a line dance that encom- wall but the rave pushes cried and hugged each other
passed multiple songs you over it and everyone when the total amount of
from artists including one is supporting. It's for the money that had been raised
Direction, Dream Street, kids." was announced.
Grease and Luke Bryan, Toward the end of the "Watching all the fami-
which they would perform marathon, participants lies and all this hard work
in the last hour of the event. began to feel the pain of we've been doing is culmi-
In addition to learning standing all night. Many nating in this event," LSA
the line dance, dancers students brought tennis freshman Wendy Wismer
spent the 30 hours balls and PVC pipes to roll said. "It's amazing."

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