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University of Iowa Dance Marathon #19 Breaks Record, Raises over $1.5 Million: Daily Iowan Reader, Feb. 4

Also inside: School of Music plans sustainable, Iowa City School District implements new emergency evacuation plan, Hawkeyes lose close one at Minn.

Dance Marathon 19 sets records

It’s more than consistency — it’s success.

Twenty-fours of dancing ended with yet another record-breaking year at University of Iowa Dance Marathon 19.

Dancers wiped the tears from their eyes and climbed back to their feet. Children filed onto the stage to reveal the total amount of money raised. Officials announced a record-breaking $1.53 million, bringing the grant total since 1995 to $12.7 million.

“It’s incredible,” said Nic Rusher, the executive director of Dance Marathon. “It’s not about the money, but it represents the year worth of effort everyone put in.”

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