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K-State Dance Marathon Back At It

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since inception, Dance Marathon has raised more than $250 million for kids across North America- ensuring that no child or family fights pediatric illness or injury alone. Dance Marathon at Kansas State University has been raising funds for kids treated at Stormont Vail Health for three years. Each year, they have increased their fundraising efforts and created more awareness around the movement on campus.

This year’s K-State Dance Marathon President, Madi Bowers, is a senior studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has participated in Dance Marathon for two years and has big plans for this year. “As a child, I always felt an urge to assist those who needed a little extra help. I found myself volunteering and finding ways to serve others. When I arrived at Kansas Sate, I wanted to continue helping others. Dance Marathon was a perfect fit. We, as a team, are able to raise awareness and funds for children in our community. As a third-year program, we are steadily building our outreach and continuing to show even more potential! Our executive team is filled with solid students who share a multitude of outstanding ideas.”

Already, the team has increased organization participation during the first month of school, and planned and hosted a launch event called “Dollar Dogs for Dance Marathon,” where 90 students were in attendance. “The turnout was incredible,” Madi says. “Students from all age groups, majors, and different organizations stopped by to grab a dog, play some yard games, and offer support. We also had the pleasure of welcoming our new Dean of Students at this event.”

Save the date for K-State Dance Marathon’s Big Event, April 4, 2020 starting at 4 p.m. Stay up to date on all things Dance Marathon at and on Facebook/Instagram at and

If you’re a student interested in joining the organization, check out And if you’d like to donate to the students’ efforts, visit

Thank you, K-State Dance Marathon, for all you do for the kids!