Dance Marathon Raises Over 800,000 Dollars!

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Over 800 students literally danced the night away at the South High Marathon Dance in South Glens Falls, New York. They actually kept moving on the dance floor for 28 hours straight, all to raise money for good causes.

More than 80% of the student body participates in this annual event and this year’s raised a record $823,614.91! The marathon was dedicated to New York State Police Trooper Timothy Pratt, who was killed by a vehicle last year. He had been a marathon dancer as a student there 40 years ago and he worked security for the event in recent years.

The money raised by the dance marathon will benefit 40 different people and charities. "It just really brings us together and it’s special,” says South High Marathon Dance Student Chair Trinity Hallenbeck. “Dancing for the 28 hours may seem like something so small compared to what they're doing, so they really keep us going.”

Source: WNYT

The dancers below will dance for 28 straight hours... Just keep watching!

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