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Dance Marathon celebrates 17 graduates

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Friends share emotional hug as they take the stage together for graduation during UI Dance Marathon 24 at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

Friends share emotional hug as they take the stage together for graduation during UI Dance Marathon 24 at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

Friends share emotional hug as they take the stage together for graduation during UI Dance Marathon 24 at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)


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Each year on the second day of Dance Marathon, a graduation is held to celebrate the DM kids who have gone five years without treatment, effectively making them cancer free. This year, 17 young people received the honor leaving the audience feeling both ecstatic and hopeful.

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