Updated: Feb. 9, 2015 at 4:31 p.m
GW Dance Marathon brought in more than $77,000 after months of fundraising and a 12-hour event Saturday during which students had to always stay on their feet.
Committee members surpassed their goal to double last year’s donation and participation totals, raising $77,402.38, compared to last year’s about $36,000. The fundraiser, which is popular on college campuses across the country and started at GW last year, benefited the Children’s National Health System in D.C.
More than $11,000 of this year’s effort was raised the day of the event, said Danielle Cohen, the student organization’s vice president of external relations. Last year, Dance Marathon raised about $5,200 on the event day. Twice as many people participated in the marathon this year compared to last year, Cohen added.
This post was updated to reflect the following correction:
Due to an editing error, The Hatchet incorrectly reported that Dance Marathon was a 12-year event. It lasts 12 hours. We regret this error.