TOWSON, Md.  (WJZ) — If you head over to Towson University Friday you’ll see a lot of people with their dancing shoes on.

Ron Matz reports hundreds of students and their friends are gearing up for “Tiger-THON 2015” and it’s all for a great cause.

They’ve got the beat and they’ll be dancing for dollars at Towson University TigerTHON 2015 is a 12-hour dance. It’s a benefit for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, $130,000 was raised last year, officials said.

“If you text HOPKINS to 50555, it’s a ten dollar donation and every little bit helps. You can follow us on Twitter and make a donation too,” said Rachel Urban, TigerTHON 2015 Vice President.

On the Towson campus, TigerTHON is a passion. Some of the kids from the children’s center will be there for the fun.

“The event is growing every year. So far this year we have our biggest participant rate yet and we hope to continue to grow,” said Melane Lutz, President of Tigerthon.

The big dance starts at 6:00 p.m. Friday at Burdick Hall and continues all night until 6:00 p.m. Saturday morning.

“It’s very important to me to give back. From the experiences I’ve had at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center I know that these kids are very deserving and in a lot of need. Insurance doesn’t pay for everything, so whatever we can do means a lot,” Lutz said.

Organizers of this year’s TigerTHON are hoping to raise $200,000 dollars for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

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