Happy Anniversary, Dance Marathon!


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.