Northwestern University Dance Marathon 2012 | Photos
For 30 hours, at least 900 students at Northwestern University shared the dance floor last weekend, to raise a total of $1,107,670 for the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation.
Now in its 38th year, the Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) was named the Most Influential College Organization in September 2011 at the Classy Awards in California. Since 1975, the organization has raised more than $13 million for more than 30 charities.
Dancing began at 7 pm Friday, March 2 and continued until 1am Sunday, March 4 at Norris University Center. Other events from the weekend included a 10K run, silent auction and battle of the bands with a performance by Jet Jaguar.
This year, the Evanston Community Foundation received 10 percent of funds to go towards grants for Evanston's local organizations, and more than $700,000 went to the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, an organization that provides financial support to families of critically ill children and funds medical research for pediatric cancers. Earlier this year, Gov. Pat Quinn named March 2-4 "Northwestern University Dance Marathon Weekend" for the state of Illinois.