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Celebrating 2023 Dance Marathon Events

Congratulations to our incredible Dance Marathon programs on a successful event season! This year, over 2,500 students at fifteen K-12 schools and colleges across Central Florida participated in events to support Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Collectively, these programs raised more than $675,000 to fund pediatric programs and services at our hospital.

From lip-sync battles to human sundaes, these students put the “fun” in fundraising with their creative and innovative programming ideas. They also remained connected to our cause while advocating for children’s health and engaging with our ambassador families. Check out a few highlights from this event season below!

This successful year was made possible through the passion and dedication of our students, advisors, donors, and community partners. We are incredibly grateful for our 2023 Dance Marathon programs and are honored to recognize their year-long fundraising efforts.

  • The First Academy – Royal-Thon: $105,330.96*
  • Cornerstone Charter Academy: $15,791.61*
  • Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School – $26,750.75
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – $4,255.66
  • Horizon High School: $14,439.31*
  • West Orange High School: $22,287.58*
  • Windermere High School: $53,861.88*
  • Windermere Preparatory School – Lakerthon: $30.691.02*
  • Melbourne Central Catholic High School: $21,623.53*
  • Stetson University – Hatterthon: $13.187.23
  • Boone High School: $21,667.82*
  • Timber Creek High School: $21,459.86*
  • Winter Park High School: $7,555.60*
  • University of Central Florida – Knight-Thon – $621,657.27
  • Lake Highland Preparatory School: $13,338.21*

*Indicates K-12 programs partnered with Knight-Thon at UCF.

Interested in learning more or have any questions about Miracle Network Dance Marathon in Central Florida? Please contact: Amara Fox –

Students involved in Miracle Network Dance Marathon work to raise funds and awareness for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children while gaining leadership, teamwork and nonprofit business experience. Their efforts culminate annually in a Dance Marathon event where they unite their school community to celebrate their year-long fundraising total.