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Miracle Network Dance Marathons Raise Awareness on Child Health Day

On Monday, October 1, many of the over 400 collegiate and K-12 Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs throughout the nation are celebrating Child Health Day.

Child Health Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on the first Monday in October. In a Presidential Proclamation in 2013, President Barack Obama said “On Child Health Day, we are reminded of our first, most urgent task—to protect and develop the health of our children. Today, let us reaffirm our commitment to our Nation’s youth and remember our future depends on their success.”

Child Health Day 2018 – Commit For The Kids

It's Child Health Day! Since 1929, the day has been dedicated to protecting and developing the health of children. Here are three ways you can #CommitForTheKids: 1. Encourage fellow students to JOIN the movement 2. Ask your friends and family to DONATE 3. Use your own voice to help SPREAD THE WORD that children's hospitals need donations. Learn more at

Posted by Dance Marathon on Monday, October 1, 2018

Stay tuned to this blog and Dance Marathon’s Facebook and Instagram channels to follow along with how programs celebrate the day and #CommitForTheKids. Check out the Child Health Day Activation Guide and resources to learn more about how you can show your support today.

Loras College Dance Marathon dedicates itself to making miracles for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. We recently pledged a $500,000 commitment for Patient and Family Centered Services to make even more of these miracles. Today is Child Health Day, and today more than ever we unite to #CommitForTheKidsMiracles, for this organization, are things such as friendships, smiles, laughter, and fun given to sick and injured kiddos in the hospital. All of which can be produced from parts of Patient and Family Centered Services. Some of these services include:-"Furry Friend" programs-Nick's Theater-New books for patients-Beads of bravery-Coping support for brothers and sisters of sick childrenJust like you are seeing below, we hope these programs make more smiles possible. To fund more smiles, donate here:

Posted by Loras College Dance Marathon on Monday, October 1, 2018

SIDM MORE Movement

We are celebrating Child Health Day by committing MORE. for the kids. Join our movement by registering today. #CommitForTheKids

Posted by Southern Indiana Dance Marathon on Monday, October 1, 2018