NU Dance Marathon raises over $1M

March 6, 2011 7:16:52 PM PST
Northwestern University's Dance Marathon 2011 cracked the $1 million mark for the first time ever.

The 30-hour event wrapped up early Sunday morning. It raised more than $1,019,000 million.

The bulk of that will go to the Children's Heart Foundation. The other beneficiary is the Evanston Community Foundation.

$316,000 of the total represents in-kind donations, such as food and other supplies donated to the Dance Marathon.

More than 900 students took part, which is also a record for the Dance Marathon.