The DublinThon is putting the fun back into fundraiser with a student-led all night danceathon to raise money to fight cancer.

The DublinThon is putting the fun back into fundraiser with a student-led all night danceathon to raise money to fight cancer.

The danceathon set for Friday, Nov. 21, will be neon-themed with a disk jockey, face-painting and table tennis.

At DublinThon, community members will have the opportunity to interact with children with pediatric cancer, dance for children who cannot, learn about different cancers and their effects, as well as write letters to patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

It is an opportunity to financially and emotionally support the children and families being treated for cancer and serious blood diseases at Nationwide Children's Hospital .

This is the first time the Dublinthon has taken place with all three high schools. For the past two years, Scioto's Student Senate hosted a very successful SciotoThon, but it was only for Scioto students and staff.

That event was inspired and aided by BuckeyeThon at Ohio State University.

Now, Scioto, Coffman and Jerome high schools will come together to raise money.

The dance marathon fundraiser still will take place at Dublin Scioto High School and will be held from 6 to 11 p.m.

It has become a competition, during lunch periods and on DublinThon's Twitter account, to see which school can donate the most money.

Jahnavi Murali, president of Scioto's Student Senate, said they are expecting at least 300 people from all three schools.

"We went off the slogan 'Unite to Fight!' and thought that this would be a great way to bring all three high schools together in support of a really worthy cause," Murali said.

The goal of the event is to raise $12,000.

T-shirts that are black with the Dublinthon 2014 logo will be available for purchase at the high schools.

All proceeds go towards pediatric cancer research.

High school students who are interested in participating in the DublinThon can purchase tickets for $10 at www.help makemiracles.org/event/dublinthon

The Coffman Rocks Step Team will be at Dublinthon.

For information send e-mail to dublinthon14@gmail.com.