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Marathon Dance

Students dance during the 2018 South High Marathon Dance. The 2019 version of the annual fundraiser is set for March 1-2.

The 42nd annual South High Marathon Dance is about 48 hours away.

More than 800 students will pack the gymnasium donned with decorations and fight off the natural urge to sleep and sore feet all for 40 beneficiaries.

The beneficiaries are a mix of people who have been hit hard by medical diagnoses or local nonprofit organizations.

Some of the diagnosis are new such as Richard Cook, who was diagnosed with throat cancer while others have dealt with symptoms for years, like Karen Wrobel who has been fighting cancer for the past 10 years.

Four of the recipients are waiting on kidney transplants, one has had complications following a lung transplant, while others deal with Parkinson's, cerebral palsy and the list goes on.

This is why they dance, to help the less fortunate. 

Before heading to the marathon dance this weekend, get to know who the event is helping with these sit down interviews conducted by the dance committee.

More videos will be posted on the South High YouTube page leading up to the dance.

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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and poststar.com. He can be reached at acolver@poststar.com.


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