Happy Anniversary, Dance Marathon!

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This weekend UCLA’s Dance Marathon is celebrating its tenth year of raising money for pediatric AIDS while getting down around the clock. I smiled when a press release announcing this year’s event—which will take place Saturday-Sunday and consist of 1,500 volunteer “dancers” staying on their feet for a full 26 hours—landed in my inbox because I attended the dance marathon myself back when I was a student at the school. Here’s what I remember: it was exhausting, it was smelly, and it was a blast. Bands, celebrities, and spokespeople from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and other event beneficiaries will be on hand when students try to beat last year’s fund-raising record of $407,000. Want to donate cash or bust a move? Click here.

 

 

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Shayna Rose Arnold has worked as a writer, reporter, and editor since she began her career in 2004 at Us Weekly, where she managed the magazine’s event coverage and served as Assistant Editor and Staff Reporter. She joined Los Angeles magazine in 2007, where she developed Los Angeles Magazine Custom Publishing projects before taking on the role of Online Content Manager and later Senior Editor. In her current role, Arnold oversees the editorial content on LAmag.com and develops and implements the magazine's digital strategy. She has also written for People and People.com.