Join the Children’s Miracle Network movement by participating in Iowa State Dance Marathon! Dance Marathon is neither a dance nor a marathon; it is a celebration of life.  Our organization has been helping children with life threatening illnesses for over 22 years, giving financial and emotional support to hundreds of families across Iowa. The money raised through our events is given directly to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, one of the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in North America. As the largest student philanthropy on campus, you can join over 800 students in a yearlong fundraising and awareness campaign in a 15-hour celebration in January, which we call Dance Marathon!

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15the number of hours students stand in January to recognize and celebrate the families ISU Dance Marathon supports.


175 the number of committee members that make this organization operate throughout the year.


500the number of student participants (AKA Dancers) that attended the 2017 events.


71,754the number of pediatric patients treated at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in 2018.



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the number of dollars raised in 2018 to provide support for the thousands of pediatric patients treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospitals and Clinics.

Dance Marathon Over the Years

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