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Cougarthon raises money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The third annual Cougarthon was held Friday night at CSU.

It’s a 12-hour dance marathon event held in the school’s recreation center from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., and the goal is to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Children’s Hospital at Columbus Regional Hospital. 

Sixteen teams of student organizations participated in various challenges with a fundraising goal this year of a $1,000. By Friday evening they had already exceeded that goal with more than $1,300 collected.

"One of our core missions here at CSU is servant leadership. So the students are here today. It's a campus wide philanthropy, so it's a student lab. The students are here, they've planned the events, and they’ve organized each other,“ says Anne Vogler Brown, Community Outreach Advisor at CSU. 

"Being able to help and give back to the kids. Being able to support our local community. The cool thing about our event tonight is that it goes to our local hospital,” said Courgarthon Director Ansley Phillips.

Events include the opening ceremony, line dancing, the marshmallow challenge, fear factor, glow stick Zumba, a dodge ball tournament, breakfast from Waffle House, talent show, and closing ceremonies. More than 150 people attended Friday night’s event.

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