Northwestern students dance for charity

March 5, 2011 8:49:07 PM PST
They began dancing at 7 p.m. Friday and some Northwestern students are still at it.

Dance Marathon 2011 is in its final hours. The annual event is billed as one of the largest studen-run philanthropies in the world.

This year, the dancers are raising money for the Children's Heart Foundation and the Evanson Community Foundation.

The Dance Marathon has raised nearly $12 million for charity since it began in 1975. This year's event is scheduled to wrap up at 1 a.m. Sunday.