Students at the University of Texas at Austin danced literally all day and all night – for a very good cause. Their annual dance marathon raised $35,700 for the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. More than 150 students danced and enjoyed themselves at the event held in the Gregory Gymnasium held on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

There is only one rule for the dance marathon: participants must remain standing throughout the event. This includes eating and taking any breaks from dancing. The dance marathon includes live performances, games, dancing and food and beverages.

The Dell Children’s Medical Center is anticipated to open this summer at the old Robert Mueller Airport site. The current Children’s Hospital that opened in 1988 has outgrown their downtown facilities located next to the Brackenridge Hospital. The Dell Children’s Medical Center will be three times larger than the old facility.

The dance marathon committee plans to continue to do fund-raising for the Dell Children’s Medical Center through the University of Texas at Austin dance marathons.

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Posted on 18 June 2007

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