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Dance Marathon Coming to Missouri State University!

To request more information or apply for a position on the founding Executive Board for Dance Marathon at Missouri State University,  click here.  

This year, the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement is laying the foundation for a new Dance Marathon program at Missouri State University. 

We’re looking for student leaders who are ready to be a part of “this generation, fighting for the next” and help raise funds and awareness for CoxHealth, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital treating children families from the Springfield area and beyond. 

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Follow Dance Marathon at Missouri State University on Instagram to learn more about Dance Marathon at get the latest updates on how you can support our cause.  

If you have questions or want to connect with our team, you can also e-mail us at 

Interest Sessions:

During the week of Monday, September 30, through Thursday, October 3, staff members from CMN Hospitals will be on campus meeting with student leaders, organizations, and campus administrators to spread the word about the opportunities for involvement with the new Dance Marathon at Missouri State University student organization. 

The CMN Hospitals staff members will be hosting information sessions for students to learn more about Dance Marathon and how they can get involved as a founding executive board member for the new organization. 

Tuesday, October 1:

  • 4:00 pm – Plaster Student Union Room 308B & C
  • 5:00 pm – PSU Room 308B & C
  • 6:00 pm – PSU Room 308B & C

Wednesday, October 2:

  • 4:30 pm – Plaster Student Union Room 312B
  • 5:30 pm – PSU Room 312B
  • 6:30 pm – PSU Room 312B

Thursday, October 3:

  • 4:00 pm – Blair-Shannon Grand Lounge
  • 5:00 pm – Blair-Shannon Grand Lounge
  • 6:00 pm – Blair-Shannon Grand Lounge

CMN Hospitals staff members will also be attending various student organization meetings to spread the word about Dance Marathon. If you would like CMN Hospitals staff members to attend your organization’s meeting, reach out to 

What is Miracle Network Dance Marathon?

A National Movement, with Local Impact: 

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a philanthropic movement, uniting students at over 400 colleges, universities and high schools across North America. As a fundraising program for their local CMN Hospital, each campus’s Dance Marathon organization works throughout the year to raise funds and awareness to benefit the hospital treating sick and injured kids right in the school’s local community.  

100% of what is raised by the student participants goes directly to their local hospital. Each hospital directs funding to where it is needed the most, which often includes charitable care (to help cover the cost of care for families), equipment, research, treatments, special services (like Child Life programming), and education. 

With each Dance Marathon program supporting their local hospital, they are provided opportunities to witness their fundraising in action and meet patients and families who have been impacted by the funds raised for the hospital.   

A Leadership Opportunity: 

Dance Marathon empowers students to become leaders and make a difference in the world. Involvement provides students with a hands-on service-learning experience that develops a sense of community, bringing students and organizations together from all across campus. 

Students involved in a campus’s dance marathon organization spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for their local CMN Hospital. The year culminates with a dance marathon event on each campus where students get to meet patient families treated at their local hospital, participate in games and dancing, enjoy entertainment, and reveal their annual fundraising total. 

As this movement comes to campus, a new Dance Marathon at Missouri State University student organization will be formed on campus. Staff from CMN Hospitals are currently recruiting student leaders who will help form the founding executive board for the organization. Executive board members will be responsible for laying the foundation for the organization, recruiting student participants, planning and implementing fundraising and awareness efforts, building relationships with university and community partners, and hosting the inaugural dance marathon event. 

All students on campus have the opportunity to be involved in Dance Marathon at Missouri State University throughout the year as well. Once the new organization is created, the newly selected student leaders will be recruiting organizations and individuals to sign-up as fundraisers and begin fundraising by asking family and friends for donations, attending fundraising events, and more.  

Our Cause:

Dance Marathon at Missouri State University will all be supporting CoxHealth, the local CMN Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. 

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth assists children with all types of medical situations – whether from injury or illness. The agency covers a 32 county area in southwest Missouri providing services to over 100,000 children and their families. Your Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals helps:

  • Provide financial assistance for special medical needs not covered by private insurance or Medicaid including prosthetics, wheelchairs, leg braces, hearing aids, prescriptions and for out-of-town doctor appointments
  • Provide financial assistance for families whose children have been hospitalized or need specialized therapy
  • Fund education programs to prevent injury or illness
  • Support the CARE Mobile, a mobile health clinic providing health screenings and immunizations to children who have limited access to health care

By getting involved in Dance Marathon at Missouri State University, you’re joining hundreds of thousands of students across North America who are a part of this generation, fighting for the next and helping to save kids’ lives in your local community. 

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is an international movement, involving over 400 colleges, universities and K-12 schools across North America that fundraise for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 1991, Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised more than $250 million–ensuring that no child or family fights pediatric illness or injury alone. 

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