About Us

Mission Statement

University of Iowa Dance Marathon creates and sustains special programs to provide emotional and financial support to pediatric oncology and bone marrow patients and their families treated at University of Iowa Children's Hospital.


Dance Marathon is a student organization at The University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, Iowa. Dance Marathon is advised by the Office of Student Life, and works in partnership with the Children's Miracle Network.

The Program

The University of Iowa Dance Marathon provides year-round support to youth cancer victims and their families. The BIG Event is a 24-hour Dance Marathon where students assemble to celebrate the children survivors and remember the children who have passed away throughout the year. Students plan and participate in Family Events, Mini-Dance Marathons, Miracle Games, silent auctions, and dinners. Additionally, they participate in other University of Iowa sponsored and affiliated activities and events, the majority of which are all philanthropic. The primary goal of these activities is to raise additional money for children with cancer and to educate the community about the struggles and triumphs of these little warriors.

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