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Marathon Dancer for AIDS Project Passes 200 Hours

September 15, 1987

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A dancer strutted through the 10th day of a marathon to help fight AIDS as he danced in a tuxedo under a canopy at a hotel, a spokeswoman said.

J.C. Stare, 31, hopes to dance at least 400 hours and surpass the 372-hour Guinness record before ending his marathon Sunday, Marje Bennetts, a spokeswoman for Sheraton hotels, said Monday.

The marathon was aimed at bringing attention to the AIDS Project Los Angeles Walkathon on Sept. 27, Ms. Bennetts said.

Stare, an ex-Marine and aspiring actor, had waltzed and tangoed his way through 221 hours by noon Monday, taking only two-hour naps each night, the spokeswoman said.

Stare had collected about $400 in donations, she said.

Stare previously has danced marathons to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy and the Statue of Liberty.

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