Dance Marathon

  • After the dance, allocation begins

    - Feb 7, 2017
    By Sarah Stortz sarah-stortz@uiowa.edu After months of preparation and hard work, Dance Marathon 23 concluded this past weekend, raising a grand total of $2,572,130.23. Once the money is gathered, the donations will be used to benefit...
  • Fighting the good fight

    - Feb 6, 2017
    By Elianna Novitch elianna-novitch@uiowa.edu “Dance Marathon has never been, and will never be about, what that number says but instead what that number means and what that number does,” Dance Marathon Executive Director Morgan Kennedy said....
  • Dance Marathon a success, despite not achieving goal

    - Feb 4, 2017
    Dance Marathon 23 raised a grand total of $2,572,130.23.   The official number was revealed at the end of the 24-hour Big Event on Saturday in the IMU Main Ballroom. The organization fell short of its...
  • Power Hour boosts energy and morale

    - Feb 4, 2017
    As the final hours of Dance Marathon descended, the annual tradition of Power Hour empowers the dancers to continue on. By Elianna Novitch elianna-novitch@uiowa.edu The 24-hour Big Event is winding down but energy and morale stays...
  • Dance Marathon honors exceptional contributors

    - Feb 4, 2017
    Around 30 minutes before Power Hour, Dance Marathon honors award recipients for their exceptional participation in the Big Event and other events throughout the year. By Kit Fitzgerald katherine-fitzgerald@uiowa.edu In all of the thousands of people...
  • Celebrating the end of a long journey

    - Feb 4, 2017
    By Naomi Hofferber Naomi-Hofferber@uiowa.edu This year saw 20 Dance Marathon graduates — kids who have been cancer-free for five years. Raphael Hirsch, the physician-in-chief for the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital gave an opening statement for...
  • Merchandise contributes to fundraising

    - Feb 4, 2017
    Dance Marathon merchandise has been sold throughout the 24-hours and all revenue goes straight back to the cause. By Elianna Novitch elianna-novitch@uiowa.edu   Throughout the last 24-hours stacks of Dance Marathon merchandise have slowly diminished to...
  • The feet have spoken

    - Feb 4, 2017
    This year, Dance Marathon’s three new events/rooms are an overall success, but texture room takes the cake. By Kit Fitzgerald katherine-fitzgerald@uiowa.edu This year, Dance Marathon’s new events include fat suits, no shoes, and laser tag. Three...
  • Dance Marathon kids show off talent

    - Feb 4, 2017
    By Naomi Hofferber Naomi-hofferber@uiowa.edu As the 18th hour rolled on, the main stage was filled with dancing, singing, rapping, and improv. The night was especially fun for some Dance Marathon children and their siblings, who were able...
  • UI Hawkeye Sparkles shines at Dance Marathon

    - Feb 4, 2017
    By Daily Iowan staff The University of Iowa Hawkeyes Sparkles is a student organization that encompasses of individuals of all abilities who are eager to be a part of the spirit squad for Dance Marathon. The...