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What Is Dance Marathon UF?

Dance Marathon at the University of Florida is an annual 26.2 hour event benefiting the patients of UF Health Shands Children's Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Each year, more than 800 students stay awake and on their feet to raise money and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

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Considering this, what is FTK dance marathon?

it's all for the kids Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America.

Also Know, why is dance marathon 26.2 hours? Dance Marathon event decreases time to 26.2 hours. This year, Dance Marathon participants will quit moving and grooving five hours earlier. Jordan Bell, the event's chair and a UF history senior, said a shorter time will attract more participants. He added that 26.2 miles is the length of a standard marathon.

Also to know, how much did UF raise for Dance Marathon?

UF students raise more than $3 million for Dance Marathon. UF Dance Marathon staff members hold signs revealing the total amount of money fundraised this year, totaling $3,026,420.19 for the Children's Miracle Network.

How many dance marathons are there?

Charity dance marathons. Today, over 250 colleges and high schools nationwide participate in dance marathons of some sort to raise money for children's hospitals. Some raise money under the Children's Miracle Network and with their help, while others are entirely student-run and operate to benefit partnered charities.

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