They danced through the night and raised a record $1.385 million for charity at Northwestern University this weekend.

The annual dance marathon event topped last year’s fundraising total by more than $150,000.

More than 1,000 students participated in the 30-hour marathon which raised nearly $1 million for research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and an additional $100,000 for the Evanston Community Foundation.

Photos by Genie Lemieux-Jordan of Evanston Photographic Studios.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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