raiseRED adds $516,000 to the fight against pediatric cancer

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By Brendon Hobson

UofL students took to the dance floor to “Fight Like a Kid” for the 11th annual raiseRED dance marathon, coming out victorious by raising more than a half-million dollars to support pediatric cancer research and patient services.

The 18-hour event is the university’s largest student-run philanthropy and generates money for Norton Children’s Cancer Institute and the UofL Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology.
The dynamic event, which included themed hours, karaoke and sports tournaments, kicked off Friday at 6 p.m. and ended at noon Saturday with the heartwarming reveal of the total amount raised. As students on stage flipped signs showing the total of $516,485.76, the crowd of students, patients and supporters erupted in a massive celebration.

The funds raised from the 2024 dance marathon brought the cumulative total over the event’s history to more than $5 million.

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