SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — Hundreds of URI students danced at the Mackal Field House throughout the day on Saturday, all to benefit children being treated at Hasbro Children`s Hospital.

For the sixth year, the RhodyTHON, a student run dance marathon, is its signature event, wrapping up several fundraising efforts organized by students throughout the school year.

The event has had up to 1,000 participants in the past, dancing for 10 hours, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

To date, RhodyTHON has raised more than $600,000 for Hasbro, a Children`s Miracle Network Hospital. The goal is to raise $75,000 this year.

“We’ve raised over $600,000 over the past five years and most of that went to building a wing of the hospital,” said Executive Director of RhodyTHON, Grace Heppes.

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