Goal $1,000
Total Raised $866.76

Dance Marathon 25 Big Event

Katie Culver

Katie Culver

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Access to the $1k Club and an exclusive $1k sweatband


My Story

Last year was my first year in Dance Marathon and I was amazed at the amount of love and support the organization provided for the children fighting pediatric cancer. Throughout the year, I constantly found myself wishing I could get more involved with the organization and do even more than I already was to help the patients and their families. This year, I am a proud member of the Development Committee in the Business Cabinet. Through this opportunity, I am able to get more involved in the planning and fundraising process, and connect with the families on a deeper level.

I'm extra excited for this year because it's Dance Marathon's 25th anniversary! The leadership team has been planning some awesome events and I'm eager to see them in action. But in order to make this the best fundraising year yet, we need everyone's help!

The children battling cancer have already been through so much at such a young age, and they don't deserve the agonizing events that they go through. Dance Marathon means a lot to me because I've had family members affected by cancer, and I know how scary and heartbreaking it can be. I can't even imagine what it's like to go through such a painful and tragic event as a child. Our organization provides both moral and financial support for the children and their families. Dance Marathon supplies meals for the families, birthday parties for the children, memorial funds, new medical equipment, and so much more. We do our best to make the kiddos feel as comfortable and supported as they can, and every donation helps us do that.

I strongly encourage everyone to consider donating to this amazing cause. No matter how big or small the donation, every single penny contributes to a much bigger picture. By working together, we CAN make a difference.

The University of Iowa Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon is a student-run philanthropy dedicated to supporting oncology patients being treated at The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. It is a year-round organization that culminates with a 24 hour long BIG Event in February. To date, Dance Marathon has raised over $21.5 million dollars for children being treated for cancer.

Gifts to Dance Marathon are made through The University of Iowa Center for Advancement, a nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization that is structurally separate from The University of Iowa. The University of Iowa Center for Advancement exists solely for the UI's benefit, serving as the preferred channel for private gifts to all areas of the University.


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