Hundreds of University of Central Florida students pulled an all-nighter over the weekend, but it wasn't for class. Instead they did it for a good cause: children in need.
UCF held its annual Knight-Thon over the weekend. The event raises money and awareness for the Children's Miracle Network and the hospitals connected to it.
Students pledge to stay on their feet for 20 straight hours to raise money, but that wasn't the only goal. It is also to show students how difficult it is for children to battle life-threatening cancers and diseases at all hours of their young lives. "We do what we can," student Chris Cole. "These kids are fighting and we are giving them the strength and motivation to keep going and that's what this is all about."
This year's Knight-Thon raised more than a million dollars towards the cause which is far more than their $820,000 goal.