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Dance Marathons Raise Over $2.8 Million, March 5-8

After a record-breaking fundraising year for the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement in 2019, with over 400 colleges, universities, and K-12 schools raising over $42.8 million for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the 2020 year is already off to a great start!

During the week of March 4-8, 28 colleges and independent high schools schools hosted their Dance Marathon events and collectively raised over $5.28 million #ForTheKids treated in their local communities!

Keep scrolling to see the incredible fundraising totals that students achieved for their local CMN Hospitals.

Archbishop Carroll High School:

PatrioThon at Archbishop Carroll High School hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 6. The students fundraised over $44,000, a 19% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pa.

Augustana College:

Augustana College Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 6. The students fundraised over $7,000, benefitting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

Calvin University:

Calvin Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $30,409, an incredible 83% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Central College:

Central College Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $10,000, benefitting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

Claremont Colleges:

5C Dance Marathon, a joint organization uniting the five colleges that make up Claremont Colleges, hosted their inaugural Dance Marathon event on March 6. In their first year, the students fundraised over $13,700, benefitting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif.

Columbus State University:

CSU Cougarthon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 5. The students fundraised over $8,000, an 8% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Piedmont Columbus Regional in Columbus, Ga.

Florida State University:

Dance Marathon at Florida State University hosted their 25th annual Dance Marathon event on March 6-8. The students fundraised over $1.94 million, benefitting UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. and the FSU College of Medicine Pediatric Outreach Program.

Franklin College:

Franklin College Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 6-7. The students fundraised over $24,000, benefitting Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind.

Georgia Institute of Technology:

For The Kids at Georgia Tech hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $263,000, benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga.

Georgia Southern University:

Miracle at Georgia Southern University hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $23,000, a 69% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, Ga.

Hamline University:

Hamline University Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students’ fundraising benefits Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in Minneapolis, Minn.

Hope College:

Hope College Dance Marathon hosted their 21st annual Dance Marathon event on March 6-7. The students fundraised over $370,000, a 9% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. This year’s total helped their organization surpass a total of $3 million raised for their hospital in their 21-year history.

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis:

Jagathon at IUPUI hosted their 19th annual Dance Marathon event on March 7-8. The students fundraised over $607,000, the largest total in their 19-year history, benefitting Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind.

Kent State University:

KSU Flashathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $46,000, benefitting Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

Lincoln-Way East High School:

Lincoln-Way East High School (Frankfurt, Ill.) hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $14,000, benefitting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

Montana State University:

Montanathon at Montana State University hosted their second annual Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $32,000, a 5% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena, Mont.

Parkway Central High School:

Parkway Central High School (Chesterfield, Mo.) hosted their inaugural Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $25,000, benefitting St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.

Riverview High School:

Riverview High School (Sarasota, Fla.) hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 6. The students fundraised over $20,000, a 48% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Sacramento State University:

Hornet Dance Marathon at Sacramento State University hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $10,000, benefitting UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, Calif.

Sewanee: The University of the South:

Sewanee Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $8,000, a 29% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

FINAL REVEAL!!! Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday and thank you to all of those that donated!!

Posted by Sewanee Dance Marathon on Sunday, March 8, 2020

Simpson College:

Simpson College Stormathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised $15,000, benefitting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Carleton W. Washburne School:

Washburne Skokie Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 6. The students fundraised for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

University of Maryland:

Terp Thon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $534,000, benefitting Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.

University of Oklahoma:

Soonerthon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised $1,033,102, a 15% increase over their 2019 fundraising total and the highest total in their organization’s history, benefitting the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Oklahoma City, Okla.

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg:

Dance Marathon at USFSP hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 4. The students fundraised over $2,700, benefitting Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

University of Texas at Austin:

Texas THON hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 8. The students fundraised over $180,000, benefitting Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.

University of Wisconsin, Platteville:

Dance Marathon at UW-Platteville hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 7. The students fundraised over $5,700, benefitting Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Tonight we raised $5,776.28 ! Thank you to everyone who came out/donated💛 #FTK

Posted by Dance Marathon: UW-Platteville on Saturday, March 7, 2020


Miracle Network Dance Marathon is an international movement, involving over 400 colleges, universities and K-12 schools across North America that fundraise for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 1991, Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised more than $300 million–ensuring that no child or family fights pediatric illness or injury alone.

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