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Dancers and volunteers break record for 37th annual dance marathon

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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — $583,015.44 – that's how much dancers and volunteers raised at the 37th Annual South High Marathon Dance.

By the way they were moving, you'd never be able to tell how long they've been on their feet, but some of them couldn't deny it – 24 hours dancing was hard work.

"I've been better. I'm tired," said dancer Jeremy Lynch.

They were driven to finish what they called the greatest dance party on earth.

"We have to do it for the recipients because they can't," said Lynch.

The recipients – 39 organizations and individuals – watched hundreds of people moving to raise money for them.

"They made me feel like a rock star last night," said Timothy Brimmer, a recipient.

It's exactly what he needs right now. For years, he's struggled with multiple sclerosis. After suffering a stroke, Timothy quit his job. The money he'll receive from the danceathon will go toward his medical and household bills.

"Every little bit helps," said Brimmer's wife.

If Saturday's success is any sign of the years to come, dancers and volunteers can only expect bigger and better things.

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