Your average marathon is no push-over, and even half-marathons are not to be taken lightly. Some runners take months to prepare.
But the Carolina for The Kids Dance Marathon represents a different kind of endurance challenge.
Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Fetzer Gym, hundreds of UNC students will not sit or sleep for 24 hours in support of the families and patients in UNC Children’s Hospital.
Marissa Devine of Carolina for The Kids said the event represents a culmination of year-long efforts for families and patients at UNC Children’s. But Devine also said the marathon represents a small symbolic stand for the challenges those patients face; the long sleepless nights, and the weeks or months of emotional strain.