Deep Run's 'Marathon Dance' nets nearly $175K for nonprofits

Deep Run's 'Marathon Dance' nets nearly $175K for nonprofits

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Students at the 11th annual Deep Run Marathon Dance raised nearly $175,000 for nonprofits in Virginia this past weekend.

The 367 students started dancing on Friday night and left 27 hours later, bringing in $174,688 for a dozen organizations. In its 11-year history, the event has raised more than $1.9 million for nonprofits.

"The Deep Run Marathon Dance ranks second nationally in fundraising for such events," Henrico Public Schools said in a news release.

The money raised this past weekend will be distributed to:

  • Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia
  • Church Hill Activities and Tutoring
  • Full Circle Grief Center
  • Gracie’s Guardians (Richmond Animal League)
  • Hope for Families
  • Keep Virginia Beautiful
  • Making of Miracle Stories Animal
  • Rescue of Virginia (MOMSVa)
  • OAR of Richmond
  • Piedmont Search and Rescue
  • The Cameron K. Gallagher Memorial Foundation
  • The Sophie House
  • Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

For more information, visit marathondance.org.

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