JHU Dance Marathon raises record $76,000 for Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Johns Hopkins Dance Marathon participants rallied on the dance floor this past weekend for an all-night dance-a-thon, raising a event record $76,142 to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The Rec Center transformed into a life-sized game of Candy Land, this year's theme, complete with a Licorice (bouncy) Castle and winding rainbow road. Dancers sporting "too legit to sit" shirts stayed on their feet for eight hours, joined by special guests from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Designated Morale Dancers led choreographed routines, and live entertainers performed throughout the night to keep spirits high.

The fundraising total surpassed the goal of $75,000 with every dancer raising a minimum of $100, a new requirement to participate in the event this year. Donations can still be made online.

The proceeds from the event support a Child Life Specialist at the Children's Center on weekends, a position that has not previously existed and is made possible by proceeds from Dance Marathon.