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Dance Marathon Returning to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


This year, the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement is laying the foundation for the refounding and rebrand of Dance Marathon as Cal Poly Miracle at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo!  

We’re looking for student leaders who are ready to change kids’ health to change the future and help raise funds and awareness for Cottage Children’s Medical Center, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital treating children and families from San Luis Obispo and beyond. 

What is Miracle Network Dance Marathon? 

A National Movement, with Local Impact 

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. Check out this message from former student leaders to learn more about the student experience within Dance Marathon. 

Our Cause 

Cal Poly Miracle at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo will be supporting kids like Hope and Haven who were treated in the NICU at Cottage Children’s after being born at 30 weeks. Take a look at the video below to learn more about how your children’s hospital makes a difference for local kids and families! 

By getting involved in Cal Poly Miracle at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 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. 

Connect With Us!

Follow Cal Poly Miracle at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo on Instagram to learn more and 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

How to Learn More and Get Involved

Throughout Spring 2024, CMN Hospitals staff members will be promoting opportunities for involvement with the new Cal Poly Miracle student organization. There will be opportunities for interest sessions, leadership roles and development, volunteering, and more!  

Kick-Off & Launch Week

LAUNCH WEEK: February 11th-February 15th, 2024

Additional updates and information regarding upcoming opportunities can be found through DM at Cal Poly’s social channels, linked above.  

We are also providing the opportunity to visit student organization meetings to spread the word about Dance Marathon. If you would like organization representatives to attend your organization’s meeting, reach out to

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 $300 million–ensuring that no child or family fights pediatric illness or injury alone. 

Learn more about Miracle Network Dance Marathon: Facebook – Instagram – Website – Blog – YouTube