IlliniThon to benefit Children's Miracle Network

URBANA - Central Illinois residents are being invited to take part in a dance marathon designed to benefit the Children's Miracle Network.

Officials say "IlliniThon" will be held at the Illini Union on April 18, from 12:00 p.m. until 11:59 p.m.  In addition to the dance marathon, children and families currently part of the network will hold presentations every hour throughout the event.

Officials say a minimum of 500 University of Illinois students are expected to attend, and that this year is the first time this event will be opened to the public.  For more information on IlliniThon, visit

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