More than 1,000 students danced for 24 hours to raise money and awareness for sick children
Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The University of South Carolina's Dance Marathon spent the weekend dancing to raise money and awareness for sick children.
The group raised $318,649 in its 24 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping event. The amount topped last year's total by more than $94,000.
The money will go to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, a Children's Miracle Network hospital.
More than 1,000 students participated in the event that ended at noon on Sunday.
Over the last 15 years, the organization has raised nearly $2 million.