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BG dance marathon and bike ride for charity

News 11's Rob Wiercinski got a lesson in line dancing, a dance marathon tradition. News 11's Rob Wiercinski got a lesson in line dancing, a dance marathon tradition.
Erin Small, the BGSU dance marathon director, tells News 11, "People really find it a great way to get involved in helping other people and so they really look forward to March. Erin Small, the BGSU dance marathon director, tells News 11, "People really find it a great way to get involved in helping other people and so they really look forward to March.
News 11's photojournalist Shawn Dunagan caught up with the riders on their journey. News 11's photojournalist Shawn Dunagan caught up with the riders on their journey.
As for the long trek of 185 miles, riders said the sick children who benefit from the money raised have to endure discomfort every day. As for the long trek of 185 miles, riders said the sick children who benefit from the money raised have to endure discomfort every day.
It was a cold day, but BGSU riders were in warm spirits. It was a cold day, but BGSU riders were in warm spirits.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- There are plenty of sore feet at Bowling Green State University.

The annual dance marathon wrapped up Sunday after 32 hours of dancing and other activities inside the BGSU student union.

It's the largest student-run charity event in Ohio, and it raises money for the Children's Miracle Network, specifically the Mercy Children's Hospital in Toledo.

Erin Small, the BGSU dance marathon director, tells News 11, "People really find it a great way to get involved in helping other people and so they really look forward to March. It's really not too hard to get people involved, but 32 hours on your feet is a hard sell."

A dance marathon tradition is the line dance, which News 11's Rob Wiercinski tried to learn. The key word of course is "tried."

While hundreds of BG students were dancing, others decided to hit the road for a 185-mile-long bike ride, which is also part of the charity event.

News 11's photojournalist Shawn Dunagan caught up with the riders on their journey. It was a cold day, but the riders were in warm spirits. They said the sick children who benefit from the money raised have to endure discomfort every day.

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