BOISE, Idaho — Update: The Boise State Dance Marathon raised more than $220,000, bringing the eight-year total of the event to $1 million raised for St. Luke's Children's Hospital.
Original story: Hundreds of Boise State University students will dance their Friday night away to raise money for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and try to break fundraising records.
The annual Boise State Dance Marathon starts at 6 p.m. on February 28, at the Boise State Recreation Center. For 16 hours, students will join St. Luke’s patients and their families for one of the biggest Dance Marathons west of the Mississippi. At 10 a.m. the next morning, the total amount raised by the students will be revealed.
The fundraiser helps to support and care for patients at Idaho’s only children’s hospital. Over the last seven years, Boise State students have raised $784,000 for St. Luke’s youngest patients.
Last year’s event raised more than $208,000, the most in its seven years. The Dance Marathon also saw its highest participation ever, with 35 total teams and 1,026 total participants, including virtual dancers.
This year's fundraising goal is $216,000. Achieving that goal will means Boise State has raised $1 million in the eight years it has been on campus. You can donate money to the cause here.
Update: The Boise State Dance Marathon raised more than $220,000, bringing the eight-year total of the event to $1 million raised for St. Luke's Children's Hospital.