8th annual Plymouth Dance Marathon raises funds for children's hospital

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PLYMOUTH, Ind. (WNDU) - Dozens of high schoolers danced on their feet for nine hours Friday afternoon, all for the kids.

The eighth annual Plymouth Dance Marathon was held benefiting Riley's Hospital for Children. All of the money raised goes to funding the Magic Castle Cart Program at Riley's.

Eighty-two students danced their way without sitting down for the entire dance marathon.

A Plymouth alum who is also a Riley kid says it's great to see high schoolers willing to help others.

"I think it is a great way to engage in different environments that you wouldn't really get to, give back in a way and accept your privileges," Travi Owen said. "Kind of see the world in a different perspective and listen to the stories and kind of reflect on your life and be thankful for what you have."

The dance marathon raised $44,500.94, pushing the event's total beyond the $200,000 mark for its eight-year history.