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Dance Marathons Raise Over $5.76 Million Through Feb. 8

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 $44 million for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the 2020 year is already off to a great start!

Within the first five weeks of the new year, 19 schools collectively raised over $5.76 million!

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

Boston College:

Boston College Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 8. With 166 registered participants, the students fundraised over $33,000 benefitting Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass.

Braden River High School (FL):

Dance Marathon at BRHS hosted their Dance Marathon event on January 18. The students fundraised over $5,000 benefitting Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Saturday was the 3rd Annual Dance Marathon @ BRHS. Over 100 students raised money FTK (for the kids) at Johns Hopkins…

Posted by Braden River High School on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Butler University:

Butler University Dance Marathon hosted their 12-hour Dance Marathon event on February 8 and fundraised over $271,000 benefitting Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind.

Carroll University:

Carroll University Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 7, where they announced their fundraising total of $2,159.63, benefitting Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisc.

FINAL REVEAL 2020!

Our year long fundraising efforts have helped us to raise over 2,000 this year for Children's Wisconsin!!

Posted by Carroll University Dance Marathon on Friday, February 7, 2020

Illinois Wesleyan University:

TitanThon at IWU hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 1. With 136 registered participants, the students fundraised $22,284, their highest fundraising total in their history, benefitting Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, Ill.

Iona College:

IonaTHON hosted their Dance Marathon event on January 25. The organization registered over 351 participants and fundraised $16,880 benefitting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.

Iowa State University:

Iowa State University Dance Marathon hosted their 23rd annual Dance Marathon event on January 25-26. With over 1,000 registered participants, the students fundraised over $340,000 benefitting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. In their history, ISU DM has raised over $4.7 million for the hospital and, over the past two years, the organization has worked to fulfill a $700,000 commitment to the hospital’s Neonatal Hemodynamics program, supporting healthy hearts for neonatal infants.

I was fortunate enough to contribute to Iowa State Dance Marathon by filming and creating the recap video during the big event that was played right before the big reveal! Dance Marathon was an amazing experience, thank you to everyone who supported the Children’s Miracle Network!

Posted by Joe Stanton on Sunday, January 26, 2020

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (MO):

Ladue Dance Marathon hosted their 7th annual Dance Marathon event on February 1. The students fundraised over $76,000, benefitting the two local CMN Hospitals in St. Louis, Mo, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. In 2019, Ladue Dance Marathon was recognized as one of the top 20 fundraising high school Dance Marathons in the country.

Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of Ladue Dance Marathon 2020. This year has been amazing. FTK always! 💙

Posted by Ladue Dance Marathon on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Lake Forest High School (IL):

Lake Forest High School Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 11, raising over $7,400 benefitting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

McMaster University:

McMaster Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on January 30. The students fundraised over $1,300 benefitting McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation in Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Mississippi State University:

State DM at Mississippi State University hosted their 5th annual Dance Marathon event on February 8. With over 500 registered participants, students fundraised over $71,000 benefitting LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

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Nichols School (NY):

Nichols School their Dance Marathon event on January 16, with their fundraising benefitting John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y.

The Ohio State University:

BuckeyeThon at The Ohio State University hosted their 19th annual Dance Marathon event on February 7-8, fundraising over $1.6 million benefitting the Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Throughout their history, the student-led efforts have resulted in over $11.5 million raised for their local hospital.

Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School West (FL):

Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School West Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on January 21. The students fundraised over $9,000, benefitting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Fla.

Roanoke High Schools Key Club Dance Marathon (VA):

The Roanoke Key Club Dance Marathon is a city-wide effort, bringing together Key Club members from Hidden Valley High School, Cave Springs High School, Patrick Henry High School, William Fleming High School, Faith Christian School, Staunton River High School, and Northside High School. The students hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 8 and raised over $10,000 benefitting Carillion Children’s in Roanoke, Va.

Temple University:

HootaThon at Temple University hosted their Dance Marathon event on February 8, raising over $111,000 benefitting Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pa.

University of Iowa:

University of Iowa Dance Marathon hosted their 26th Dance Marathon event on February 7-8. At the end of their 24-hour event, the students revealed their annual fundraising total of over $2.87 million, helping to provide emotional and financial support and services for pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant patients and their families treated at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

University of Washington:

Dance Marathon at the University of Washington hosted their Dance Marathon event on January 11. With over 220 registered participants, the students fundraised over $21,000, a 82% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Wa.

Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon hosted their 13.1-hour long Dance Marathon event on February 8. With over 600 registered participants, the students fundraised over $273,000, a 18% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.

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Upcoming Dance Marathons:

February 14:

El Paso Community College

St. Petersburg High School

February 15:

American University

Auburn University

Ball State University

Case Western University

Collin College

Seattle University

University of Alabama

University of Dayton

University of Mississippi

February 21:

Archbishop Carroll High School

Bowdoin College

California Polytechnic State University

California State University-Fullerton

Kirkwood Community College

Middle Tennessee State University

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

San Diego State University

February 22:

Chicago Dance Marathon (City Wide)

Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School

Concordia University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Grand Valley State University

Loyola University

Michigan State University

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Northern Illinois University

Salve Regina University

Stetson University

University of Connecticut

University of Georgia

University of Indianapolis

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

University of Southern California

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Vermont

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Winona State University

Youngstown State University


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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