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Story Ideas for Media 2/21/11


BuckeyeThon dance marathon bigger than ever this year. – Feb. 26-27. Approximately 1,400 Ohio State students are expected to dance the night away in the annual BuckeyeThon, Ohio State’s premiere student philanthropy, which raises money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. BuckeyeThon begins with an opening ceremony at 5 p.m. in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. Students dance and participate in activities for the next 17 hours, until the “big reveal” – the announcement of amount raised by dancers – at 10 a.m. on Sunday (2/27). Organizers hope to raise $150,000 to help save the lives of the children in the pediatric cancer unit of Nationwide Children's Hospital.