Over 1,000 Hope College students were on their feet from eight to 24 hours for the school's annual Dance Marathon.

The event raises money for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and puts the spotlight on various childhood illnesses. During the marathon, families that have been affected by those kinds of illnesses shared their stories of healing.

The Dance Marathon started on Friday night, March 9 and ran for 24 hours.

This year, the event broke the record on fundraising with over $310,000 raised for the hospital. In 2017, the previous record was set at $275,000.

Since the Dance Marathon was formed in 2000, the event has raised over $2 million for the children's hospital.

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