Dance Marathon takes a lot of time and dedication way beyond the Big Event. Some people ask, “Why would you dance for 24 hours? Don’t your feet hurt? Don’t you get tired?” Of course we all get tired and our bodies will ache, but the reason why we dance is always For The Kids. This phrase is chanted off and on throughout the night as a simple reminder and motivator as we dance our hearts out. Dancers are the heart and soul of this organization, and without dancers, we wouldn’t be able to help the kiddos in all the ways we do. So today, the kiddos have a special thank you for the dancers. If you stop in the T. Anne Cleary Walkway, there will be people passing out hand made thank yous that were created by the kiddos! They also want to help you stay fresh, so there will be free packs of gum. This is just a small gesture to say THANK YOU for all the hard work, long hours, and love you put into Dance Marathon!