On Friday evening, more than 1,800 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students will come together to stand – and dance – for 24 hours to help the patients of UNC Children’s hospital.
The Carolina for the Kids Foundation’s 19th annual UNC Dance Marathon begins at 7 p.m. in Fetzer Gymnasium. The participants have pledged not to sleep or sit until the event ends at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The dance marathon is the largest of many events sponsored by the foundation, a non-profit that works to financially and emotionally support the patients and their families of UNC Children’s. Since the inaugural UNC Dance Marathon, Carolina for the Kids has raised more than $5.4 million, including more than $614,000 last year.