Two young runners sprint away from the starting line and lead the pack of runners during the Carolina for the Kids annual 5K and Fun Run on Sunday.

CFTK races to donate money to UNC children's hospital

Bright and early on Sunday morning, Tar Heels of all ages gathered around the Old Well to run the sixth annual Kilometers For The Kids race. 


Carolina for the Kids

UNC Dance Marathon is a yearly fundraising event that requires participants to remain on their feet for 24 hours in a no-sitting, no-sleeping challenge. Since it was founded in 1998, 10,000 students have volunteered to be a part of the event. 13 active committees work all year long to organize and publicize the event.

In 2014, UNC-DM raised $551,595.87 for N.C. Children’s Hospital. With that money, it is providing 13 different grants to kids.

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Students danced and stood for 24 hours to raise money for medical, surgical and emotional care of children and families served by North Carolina Children's Hospital. The 24-hour marathon began in Fetzer Gym on Mar. 21, 2014 and continued through Mar. 22.

UNC Dance Marathon raises $550K

A low crackling of bubble wrap under the aching feet of dancers slowly turned into a roar of balloons popping underfoot as UNC Dance Marathon celebrated the greatest amount of money it has ever raised for North Carolina Children’s Hospital — $551,595.87.