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Lights Camera Cure - The Hollywood Dance Marathon was started in 2011 by a group of alumni from Penn State University and the Penn State Los Angeles Alumni Chapter. The group was inspired by THON, the Penn State Student Dance Marathon held at the school's campus each February. THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, raising over $100 million to help kids with cancer in its 40-year history, including $13.5 million last year. All proceeds from THON go to The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

Keeping with THON's spirit of FTK (For The Kids), the organizers of Lights Camera Cure created a mini-version of THON with a Hollywood spin. The first Hollywood Dance Marathon was held at the Avalon Theater in January 2012 and raised over $37,000. Lights Camera Cure had created the first-ever and only citywide dance marathon in Los Angeles. The next year, the event raised over $67,000. All proceeds from the event's first two years benefitted the Four Diamonds Fund.

Following the 2013 Hollywood Dance Marathon, the event's Executive Board decided to expand its scope and horizons. They formed Lights Camera Cure Corp. as a California non-profit corporation, and obtained 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. LCC also brought in outside committee members from the Los Angeles community and added Children's Hospital Los Angeles as a beneficiary for the 2014 benefit, raising $80,820 for both hospitals.

The 5th Annual Hollywood Dance Marathon was held on April 2, 2016. With over 300 dancers registered, LCC raised $124,597.
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