Lincolnites dance for a cause at Huskerthon 2020

Hundreds of people came to UNL to dance in the Huskerthon for a great cause

Hundreds of people came to UNL to dance in the Huskerthon for a great cause.

“This is a day you just can forget everything, forget the hospital forget the surgeries, forget all the problems you’ve had and just have fun,” said Ranae Vorderstrasse.

More than 150 volunteers help plan the Huskerthon and about 1,300 people fundraise throughout the year.
A director says the dance marathon funds will stay in–state, helping local children.

“Our goal is to raise 225,000 dollars this year for a field care unit in the Omaha Children’s Hospital and we’re gonna try to hit that by midnight,” said Peyton Bash, external director for the UNL Dance Marathon.

Participants could do arts and crafts, dance, watch movies, play video games and much more.

Ranae and her son Alex say the event is great because it caters to kid with special needs.
Alex was born with a heart defect and has had three open-heart surgeries.

“Dance marathon has helped just because number one they are getting money for children’s hospital which has done so much for Alex,” said Vorderstrasse. “Without them, he wouldn’t be here with us.”

To learn more visit https://dancemarathon.unl.edu/.

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