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Students to dance all night Ohio State’s BuckeyeThon

Approximately 1,400 Ohio State students are expected to dance the night away in the tenth 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.

Best media opportunities are at 5 p.m. Saturday for the opening ceremony or 10 a.m. Sunday for the announcement of the amount raised by dancers.

For more information, see http://www.buckeyethon.osu.edu/

WHAT: Ohio State students participate in BuckeyeThon, a 17-hour dance marathon.

WHEN: 5 p.m. Saturday (2/26) to 10 a.m. Sunday (2/27).

WHERE:Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom, 1739 N. High St.