USC Dance Marathon Helps Benefit Palmetto Children’s Hospital

COLUMBIA, S.C.(WOLO)- The University of South Carolina hosted a dance marathon to raise money for Palmetto Children’s Hospital on Saturday.

A record breaking 1,464 registered participants, who are also known as Heroes, stood for 14 hours at USC Dance Marathon’s Main Event, benefiting Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

Heroes participated in a variety of in-event fundraising challenges, learn an easy line dance, and have the opportunity to meet miracle children and their families.

“Getting to work since April to put on something like this is such an amazing experience,” VP of Public Relations, Kaity Lynch said. “Just getting to see that everything we’ve worked for has payed off, getting to watch these heroes enjoy this event and fall in love with our cause is something I wouldn’t trade for the world.”

The Dance Marathon’s goal was to raise $700,000 on Saturday.

USCDM is the largest student organization at the University of South Carolina with more than 150 students involved on staff. Since the first USC Dance Marathon main event in 1999, the organization has raised nearly $3 million for the Child Life program at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

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