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24-hour skate-a-thon under way at UNMC

The University of Nebraska Medical Center's annual skate-a-thon for Parkinson's research is under way tonight.

The event, open to skaters and non-skaters, costs $10 per skater or $40 for a family. The cost includes skate rental.

The 24-hour skate-a-thon will end at 5 p.m. Saturday. Skaters can register or make a pledge online. Walk-in registration is also available.

The rink is just east of 42nd Street and between Dewey Avenue and Emile Street.

The skate-a-thon was started by Ted and Colleen Wuebben, who hosted their own event in their backyard. Colleen was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2005 and her physician is a Medical Center neurologist.

Activities at the event include a tricycle race involving UNMC employees and a dance party on the ice. -- Kelsey Stewart

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