The Daily Gamecock


Registration ends at midnight for USC’s annual Dance Marathon, a 24-hour charity event that raises funding for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network.

The event begins Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center.

The marathon is open to all USC students, staff and faculty, and those registered can participate individually or as a group. The event allows participants to learn a line dance and take part in various games and contests throughout the event in order to raise money.

Once registered, participants are challenged to raise $150 for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital before Dance Marathon begins. Cash and check donations are accepted, and donations through credit card can be made on Dance Marathon’s website. By Tuesday night, Dance Marathon had 610 participants with $68,407 raised.

“We’re hoping for the same amount of participants, if not more,” said Co-Director of Dance Marathon Morale Caitlin Szabo, a fourth-year experimental psychology student. “Last year we weren’t as strict as raising $150, but we are this year so we can raise our goals. We don’t think it’s too much to ask for what it goes towards.”

To register, visit