UNI Dance Marathon wants to see a change this year


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In the past years, UNI students would attend the Dance Marathon to help raise money and bring awareness to children in the Cedar Falls-Waterloo area who have life-threatening illnesses.

MEG GROVE, Staff Writer

UNI Dance Marathon is a student-led organization that raises money for children with life-threatening illnesses. Their first few informational meetings were held last week in Maucker Union.

UNI Dance Marathon raises money for children around the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area that are patients at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Students from UNI raise money for over 60 families. 

Allie Moeller, director of design, has been a part of Dance Marathon for the last four years. Over the years she has been able to see the impact Dance Marathon has had on families firsthand. “It really is eye opening when you get to spend time with those families,” said Moeller. “You grow a relationship . . . it’s kind of like one big family.”

Students can get involved with Dance Marathon in a variety of roles. Students can join as dancers where they will fundraise throughout the year and be a part of the Big Event at the end of the year. There are six different committees students can join to be a part of Dance Marathon as well. Other positions include moral captains, miracle makers and being a member of the management team.

“We really want to have a rebuilding year,” said Moeller. “Since COVID-19 we haven’t gotten as many people involved and we haven’t raised as much money as we have in the past.” Moeller’s goal for this year is to surpass the amount they have raised the past two years.

More information about registration, meetings and events can be found on the UNI Dance Marathon website and social media accounts.