Dancing for a chance

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After a year of fundraising, UNI Dance Marathon celebrated their fundraising with their annnual Big Event. After 12 hours of standing, the grand total of $128,063.12 was revealed, which will be used to provide 10,671 meals for families at the Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer

UNI Dance Marathon raises over $128,000 for Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

After a year of fundraising, UNI Dance Marathon raised a grand total of $128,063.12 for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. The funds will be used to provide 10,671 meals for families in the hospital.

The grand total Dance Marathon members fundraised was announced at their annual Big Event on March 4. The event hosted many families and kids who have been impacted by the Stead Family Children’s Hospital and UNI Dance Marathon. Eventgoers heard stories from families, had the opportunity to cut or shave their hair for kids in need and danced the night away until the total was revealed at midnight.

A statement sent out by UNI Dance Marathon reads, “There are truly not enough words to express our gratitude to everyone who made this day and this entire year so successful. Thank you to our passionate leadership team, our enthusiastic Morale Captains, our hard working committee members, our selfless volunteers, our generous sponsors, and our most inspiring miracle families.”

The statement also emphasizes the importance and impact UNI Dance Marathon had this year.

“Dance Marathon has the power to change the lives of every single person involved. We’ve all heard that before, but this Big Event proved that in a big way.  Tears were shed, hair was cut, lives were changed, and hearts were filled. What a beautiful thing to be able to say that we all experienced that together. Thank you for being the people that you are and for another successful year of advocating for kids’ health.”

Applications to join UNI Dance Marathon’s leadership team are officially open, and are due March 24 at 5 p.m. Anyone is welcome to apply at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciQe-iVEDyUcR6Twb0Q2dx-XSWksu7VRBT_54I7eVQ7stXbg/viewform.