Over the past year, The University of Alabama Dance Marathon raised $201,413 for Children’s of Alabama, the student-led organization announced last week.

The not-for-profit medical center has for more than 100 years provided specialized medical care to sick and injured kids. It also serves as a teaching hospital for several programs at UAB.

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UADM raised money for the Hospital through a year’s worth of programs, which ultimately culminated in an event called BAMAthonm the organization's annual 13.1-hour dance marathon which was held last week, the student-led organization revealed the amount of money the organization raised over the year.

Over the course of 12 years, UADM has raised a collective $2 million for Children’s of Alabama.

UADM President Meredith Prescott said BAMAton was an important day for the organization.

“It brings together students from all across campus to fundraise one more day, play games, dance like a kid and celebrate the miracles made at Children’s of Alabama each day,” Prescott said. “Each year, the total reveal, no matter the amount, represents the passion and love more than a thousand college students have for a purpose bigger than themselves.”

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