Hundreds Dance for Chicago Dance Marathon

Saturday, Mar 2, 2013  |  Updated 6:08 PM CDT
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Lurie Children's Hospital Welcomes Patients

Hundreds of people hit the dance floor Saturday at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel to mark the start of the Chicago Dance Marathon.

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Lurie Children's Hospital Welcomes Patients

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago officially opened its doors and admitted their first of many patients at 6 a.m. on Saturday. By the end of the day, 126 patients from Children's Memorial in Lincoln Park were successfully transported to the new hospital. NBC5 Dick Johnson reports on the big moving day for Chicago's most fragile patients.
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Hundreds of people hit the dance floor Saturday at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel to mark the start of the Chicago Dance Marathon.

The toe-tapping fundraiser is intended to raise money for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Dancers raised money in teams and individually and stayed on their feet for 13.1 hours to show support for the hundreds of children being treated at the hospital.

More than 30 patients and their families attended the event and Chicago Blackhawks’ mascot Tommy Hawk also came to shake a tail in support.

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