Raise Red Dance Marathon File

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of U of L students will be dancing all night to raise money for cancer research.

The annual Raise Red 18-hour dance marathon starts at 6 o'clock Friday night and continues through noon Saturday. The event includes themed hours, like "Sweet Decades," "Rave and Be a Kid Again."

Participants and their families will eat breakfast early Saturday, then take in a talent show. 

All the money raised goes to the University of Louisville's pediatric oncology and hematology research clinic.

Last year students raised more than $600,000.

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