Starting at noon Saturday, University of South Carolina students will begin 24 hours of dancing to raise money for Palmetto Children’s Hospital.
This is one of the most popular fundraisers of the school year, attracting hundreds of student participants and volunteers.
Here are some other interesting facts about the annual event, by the numbers:
823 Number of bow ties tied simultaneously in an event that broke Guinness Book’s world record and raised money for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in February
1999 First year the Dance Marathon was held
$224,510 Amount raised at the 2013 marathon
$1.6 million Amount of money raised for the hospital to date
More than 800 Number of dancers registered as of Thursday
The marathon is at the Strom Thurmond Wellness Center, ending at noon on Sunday. To donate, visit http://web.sa.sc.edu/dm/