Dance marathon participants dance on stage during the ninth hour of the University of Iowa 24th Annual Dance Marathon, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

Photos: Dance Marathon’s 24th annual Big Event recap

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A Morale Captain in Training runs to the stage during Dance Marathon 24 on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Morale Captains in Training are youngsters who plan to become captains in years later. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Dance marathon participants dance on stage during the ninth hour of the University of Iowa 24th Annual Dance Marathon, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

A DJ spins records for the crowd during Dance Marathon 24 at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Dancers enjoy the overly energetic Power Hour festivities during Dance Marathon in the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)

Participants play laser tag during Dance Marathon in the Iowa Memorial Union on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)

Members of the Hawkeye Drumline perform in the basement of the IMU during the fifteenth hour of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon 24 on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Children entering the main craft room during Dance Marathon 24 at the Iowa Memorial Union on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Dance Marathon raises money for pediatric cancer research. (Ashley Morris/The Daily Iowan)

Children enjoy a bouncy castle on the 3rd floor of the IMU during Dance Marathon on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)

A child dances wither her newfound friends, Patty Pochocki (left) and Jordyn Boge, during the annual Dance Marathon fundraiser at the IMU on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (James Year/The Daily Iowan) 

Children play in front of a green lit screen during the annual Dance Marathon fundraiser at the IMU on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (James Year/The Daily Iowan) 

DM participants run down the halls of the IMU basement during the annual Dance Marathon fundraiser at the IMU on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (James Year/The Daily Iowan) 

A participant grabs fake money in the Cash Cube at the 24th Annual Dance Marathon put on by the University of Iowa on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The Cash Cube allows donors to compete for small increments of time in Relaxation Rooms. (Matthew Finley/The Daily Iowan)

UI sophomore Sara Gallagher pets service dogs, Emma and Ryder, during Dance Marathon at the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The dogs were thoroughly enjoying all the attention from Dance Marathon dancers. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)

Dance Marathon participants stretch and rest during the 24th annual Dance Marathon fundraiser at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Olivia Sun/The Daily Iowan) 

A dance marathon participant checks their cell phone during the ninth hour of the University of Iowa 24th Annual Dance Marathon, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

Orson Codd has his head shaved during Dance Marathon at the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Codd said he shaved his head because he wanted to "try something new at Dance Marathon. I don't know how many other times I'm gonna say, 'let's shave my head.'" (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

Dancers and children dancing on stage in the main lounge during Dance Marathon 24 at the Iowa Memorial Union on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Dance Marathon raises money for pediatric cancer research. (Ashley Morris/The Daily Iowan)

Anna Ertz speaks about her son Jackson Gipe during Dance Marathon at the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Jackson passed away after being diagnosed with t-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. Ertz says she attends dance marathon because of the support it provides for her and her family: "There's not a lot of places you can go where people want to hear your story over and over again." (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

A young DM participant listens to speakers during the In the Limelight Talent Show at UI Dance Marathon 24 inside the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Dancers wave their hands in the air during Dance Marathon 24 at the Iowa Memorial Union on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Dance Marathon raises money for pediatric cancer research. (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan)

Dance Marathon families are introduced during Dance Marathon 24 at the Iowa Memorial Union on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Dance Marathon raises money for pediatric cancer research. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

A young DM participant sits on shoulders during the annual Dance Marathon fundraiser at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Participants dance at the 24th Annual Dance Marathon put on by the University of Iowa on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Matthew Finley/The Daily Iowan)

A DM participant crowd surfs during the annual Dance Marathon fundraiser at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Olivia Sun/The Daily Iowan) 

DM participants end the 24 hour event with Power Hour during UI Dance Marathon 24 inside the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Power Hour is the annual tradition by which participants dance consecutively for an hour. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

DM participants end the 24 hour event with Power Hour during UI Dance Marathon 24 inside the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Power Hour is the annual tradition by which participants dance consecutively for an hour. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Morale Captains wait to go on stage during the annual Dance Marathon fundraiser at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Olivia Sun/The Daily Iowan) 

Morale captains hype up the crowd during Dance Marathon 24 at the Iowa Memorial Union on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Dance Marathon raises money for pediatric cancer research. (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan)

The Big Reveal shows a UI-record breaking amount of $3,011,015.24 for Dance Marathon 24 in the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The UI is the second public university to break $3 million in Dance Marathon fundraising. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)
Participants react to the Big Reveal, showing a UI-record breaking amount of $3,011,015.24 for Dance Marathon 24 in the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The UI is the second public university to break $3 million in Dance Marathon fundraising. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)
Dance Marathon participants stretch and rest during the 24th annual Dance Marathon fundraiser at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Olivia Sun/The Daily Iowan) 

Dance Marathon participants grab items from bag check-in during the seventh hour of University of Iowa Dance Marathon 24 at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Participants will be in the building from 7 p.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Dancers participate in Power Hour during UI Dance Marathon 24 inside the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Power Hour is the annual tradition by which participants dance consecutively for an hour. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Participants listen to the Kylee Teisinger families story during Dance Marathon at the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (James Year/The Daily Iowan)

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