UCLA students and others put on their dancing shoes and rock away during the 26-hour annual UCLA Dance Marathon to raise money and awareness for children with AIDS.
The yearly event, which began in 2002, attracts students, celebrities and has raised nearly $3 million in more than a decade.
Proceeds benefit four organizations:
In 2012, Dance Marathon attracted more than 3,000 supporters and took in more than $451,000.
Besides raising funds, Dance Marathon hopes to raise awareness about the importance of HIV education and testing.
Dancers set a donation goal and must stay on their feet for the entire 26 hours of Dance Marathon. They are paired with Dancer Captains who assist with fundraising and guide and support the dancers.
For more information go to http://www.pediatricaidscoalition.org/dance-marathon.html