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Dance Marathons Raise Over $2.95 Million for CMN Hospitals, Feb. 28-March 3

After a record-breaking fundraising year for the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement in 2019, with over 400 colleges, universities, and K-12 schools raising over $42.8 million for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the 2020 year is already off to a great start!

Over the weekend of February 28 – March 1, 28 colleges and independent high schools schools hosted their Dance Marathon events and collectively raised over $2.95 million #ForTheKids treated in their local communities!

Keep scrolling to see the incredible fundraising totals that students achieved for their local CMN Hospitals.

Bloomsburg University:

Bloomsburg Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 29. The students fundraised over $6,000, benefitting Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, Pa.

Boise State University:

Dance Marathon at Boise State University hosted their eighth annual Dance Marathon event on February 28-29. With over 1,200 registered participants, the students fundraised $220,714, a 6% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting St. Luke’s Children’s in Boise, Idaho.

California State University, Bakersfield:

CSUB Runner Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 29. The students fundraised over $7,000, benefitting Lauren Small Children’s Center in Bakersfield, Calif.

Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon:

Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon hosted their 12-hour Dance Marathon event at Coe College on February 29. With nearly 80 registered participants, the students fundraised over $10,000, benefitting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

Clayton High School:

Clayton Dance Marathon at Clayton High School in Clayton, Mo hosted their second annual Dance Marathon event on February 28. With over 100 registered participants, the students fundraised over $29,000, a 61% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

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Drake University:

Drake University Dance Marathon hosted their second annual Dance Marathon event on February 29. With over 160 registered participants, the students fundraised $22,365, a 45% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

East Carolina University:

Piratethon at East Carolina University hosted their second annual Dance Marathon event on March 1. With over 300 registered participants, the students fundraised over $28,000, a 87% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Elmira College:

Elmira College Dance Marathon hosted their annual Dance Marathon event on February 29, fundraising over $8,300, benefitting Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.

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George Washington University:

GW Dance Marathon hosted their 12-hour Dance Marathon event on February 29-March 1. With nearly 240 registered participants, the students fundraised over $54,000, benefitting Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.

Grand View University:

Grand View Dance Marathon hosted their annual Dance Marathon event on February 28. The students fundraised over $14,000, benefitting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

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James Madison University:

MadiTHON at James Madison University hosted their annual 12-hour Dance Marathon event on February 29. With over 600 registered participants, the students fundraised over $90,000, benefitting UVA Children’s in Charlottesville, Va.

North Carolina State University:

Dance Marathon at NC State hosted their annual Dance Marathon event on February 29. With nearly 300 registered participants, the students fundraised over $69,000, a 52% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Duke Children’s in Durham, N.C.

Northeastern State University:

NSU Dance Marathon hosted their annual Dance Marathon event on February 29. With nearly 200 registered participants, the students fundraised $21,686, a 44% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis in Tulsa, Okla.

Southern Illinois University–Carbondale:

SIU Salukithon hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 29. The students fundraised over $5,000, benefitting SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Strawberry Crest High School:

Chargerthon at Strawberry Crest High School (Dover, Fla.) hosted their annual Dance Marathon event on February 29. With over 400 registered participants, the students fundraised over $40,000, a 23% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Texas A&M University, College Station:

Aggie Miracle at Texas A&M University hosted their 12-hour Dance Marathon event on February 29. With nearly 900 registered participants, the students fundraised $188,753, an increase over their 2019 fundraising total of $186,868, benefitting Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center in Temple, Texas.

Texas Christian University:

TCU Dance Marathon hosted their sixth annual Dance Marathon event on February 29. With over 570 registered participants, the students fundraised over $127,000, a 17% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Cook Children’s Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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Trinity College:

TrinTHON at Trinity College hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 29. With over 130 registered participants, the students fundraised over $13,000, a 170% increase over their 2019 fundrasing total, benefitting Connecticut Children’s in Hartford, Conn.

University at Albany:

UAlbany Dance Marathon hosted their Great Dane Dance Marathon event on February 29. With over 340 registered participants, the students fundraised over $17,000, a 28% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y.

University of Alabama at Birmingham:

UAB Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 29, raising over $6,100, a 234% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Children’s of Alabama.

University of Minnesota:

Minnesota Dance Marathon hosted their ‘Sota Thon event on February 29. With over 230 registered participants, the students fundraised over $21,000, a 61% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Gillete Children’s Specialty Healthcare in Minneapolis, Minn.

University of Missouri–Kansas City:

Kansas City Dance Marathon at UMKC hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 29. The students fundraised $6,615, a 26% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln:

University of Nebraska Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 29. With over 1,160 registered participants, the students fundraised $235,229, a 16% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

University of New Hampshire:

University of New Hampshire Wildthon hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 29. With over 400 registered participants, the students fundraised $18,668, benefitting Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass.

University of Northern Iowa:

UNI Dance Marathon hosted their 12-hour Dance Marathon event on February 29-March 1. With over 770 registered participants, the students fundraised over $552,000, benefitting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

University of South Carolina:

USC Dance Marathon hosted their 14-hour Dance Marathon event on February 29-March 1. With nearly 1,700 registered participants, the students fundraised over $1,016,000, making it the third consecutive year that they’ve raised over $1 million, benefitting Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Midlands in Columbia, S.C.

University of West Florida:

UWF Dance Marathon hosted their 12-hour Dance Marathon event on February 29. With over 450 registered participants, the students fundraised over $87,000, a 59% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Fla.

West Virginia University:

MountaineerThon at West Virginia University hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 29. With nearly 280 registered participants, the students fundraised over $61,000, benefitting WVU Medicine Children’s in Morgantown, W.Va.

K-12 MINI-MARATHONS:

A number of collegiate and university Dance Marathon programs support K-12 Mini-Marathons, whose fundraising is included in the collegiate programs’ overall fundraising totals. Here are just some of the mini-marathon events from the past weekend:

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Last year, 14 of us had our first meeting as a DM executive board. At that meeting, we decided to set our goal to $100,000, a huge goal for a third year Dance Marathon Program. When we set this goal, we knew we would have to push fundraising harder than ever. We knew that we had to give our 100% to reach this high goal. Each member of the board raised over $1,000 individually. Collectively, we raised $20,000. We had so many people join the comma club tonight, more than any year before. To everyone who signed up and fundraised on donor drive, we endlessly thank you. To our sponsors, we couldn’t have done it without you. The parents, the staff, the teachers, thank you. Mrs. Hoffman, our advisor, this would be impossible without you. You have inspired everyone to always do their best and to never give up on what you want. Knighthon, thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us. We are so honored to be a mini DM for you, and we can’t wait to support you at Knighthon. Thank you, Sophie Hadley, for bringing this event to Windermere 3 years ago. You have been an AMAZING director, and we can’t wait to see you do amazing things in college. Thank you everyone who contributed to this cause, we could not have done it without you. Because of you, $103,103.23 miracles were made tonight. We all went 100% for $100k, and WE DID IT!!!! THANK YOU!!!! $103,103.23 #WHSIsFTK #FTKAllDMDay ❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛

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UPCOMING DANCE MARATHONS:

March 4:

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

March 5:

LCC Day School (Fla.)

March 6:

Archbishop Carroll High School (Pa.)

Augustana College (Ill.)

Claremont Colleges

Columbus State University

Florida State University

Franklin College

Hamline University

Hope College

Riverview High School (Fla.)

The Carleton W. Washburne School (Ill.)

March 7:

Calvin University

Central College (Iowa)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Southern University

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Kent State University

Lincoln-Way East High School (Ill.)

Montana State University

Parkway Central High School (Mo.)

Sacramento State University

Sewanee: The University of the South

Simpson College

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Oklahoma

University of Wisconsin, Platteville

University of Texas at Austin


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.

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