Special Feature: Dance Marathon 2013
More than 1,000 students spent 30 hours dancing and raised a record-breaking $1,214,632. Primary beneficiary the Danny Did Foundation received $741,394.10, and secondary beneficiary the Evanston Community Foundation received $82,377.12.
Relive the thrill of NUDM through tweets, photos and updates from dancers, committee members, alumni and well-wishers.
D.J. Jay Sims is the man behind the marathon dance groove. He took his familiar place on stage Friday night for the 17th year in a row before playing roughly 270 songs over 30 hours.
Roy Elvove, an alumnus who participated in Northwestern's first Dance Marathon in 1975, will watch his freshman son Zach dance this year and carry on the family tradition.
The primary beneficiary, the Danny Did Foundation, provides epilepsy awareness and subsidizes seizure detection devices for families. The Evanston Community Foundation distributes resources through local organizations.