Dance Marathon for Lurie Children's Hospital

March 2, 2013 11:23:25 AM PST
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, you can meet a real-life rock star, dance your feet off, and help a good cause.

The Chicago Dance Marathon ( raises funds for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Hundreds of participants dance for 13.1 hours, which signifies the length of a half-marathon (13.1 miles).

One of the top fundraisers is Rosie Colucci, also known as "Rosie The Rock Star," ( who plans to dance the entire marathon! Rosie has a brain tumor and is a patient at Lurie Children's Hospital. She joined us in our ABC 7 studio along with Michele Lengerman, PR & Marketing Chair, Chicago Dance Marathon, to tell us about the event.

4th Annual Chicago Dance Marathon
Saturday, March 2
8 a.m. - 9:06 p.m.
Renaissance Chicago Hotel
1 West Wacker Drive
Donations accepted through April 5