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2011 Dance Marathon Raises Record Amount

Update for the 2011 Event

After 24 hours of dancing, the hundreds of participants for the 2011 University of Iowa Dance Marathon were able to claim $1.2 million in donations this year, bringing their support to UI Children's Hospital over the past 16 years to nearly $10 million. For more information about this year's event, visit the student-produced University of Iowa Dance Marathon website.

UI Dance Marathon is a student-run organization that oversees a year-long fundraiser involving more than 2,000 students, families and friends culminating in an inspiring 24-hour event. Over the past 16 years, funds raised from UI Dance Marathon have created and sustain special projects to provide emotional and financial support and services for pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant patients and their families treated at University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

All Dance Marathon dancers must raise $400 to participate. During the 24-hour event students go without sitting, caffeine, or sleep all to celebrate the fight against childhood cancer.

Dance Marathon Dancing ShoesThe Dancing Shoes!

It all started with a plain pair of shoes but between the seams, knotted within the laces, these shoes were destined to be more!   It took the love, hands and hearts of the patients at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital because they are “sole” mates to make the Dancing Shoes!

Looking for a Way to Help?

 Get involved with Dance Marathon! 

January 22

Iowa State University
Great Hall Memorial Union
Ames, IA

January 29

Augustana College
PepsiCo Recreation Center
Rock Island, IL

February 4-5

The University of Iowa
Iowa Memorial Union
Iowa City, IA

March 12

Wartburg College
The W
Waverly, IA

April 9

Central College
Maytag Center
(Graham Conference Hall)
Pella, IA

April 15-16

Loras College
Graber Center
Dubuque, IA

April 16-17

Cedar Rapids Collegiate DM
Coe/Kirkwood/Mt. Mercy
Coe College Campus
Cedar Rapids, IA 

November 12-13

Drake University
Des Moines, IA

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