For 24 years, the University of Iowa Dance Marathon has encompassed the mission of creating and sustaining special projects to provide emotional and financial support for pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant patients and their families treated at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Every project we execute makes an impact, but some highlights are the $5 million pledge to the 11th floor of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital that was named the University of Iowa Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer Center and a $2 million pledge to establish the University of Iowa Dance Marathon Chair in Pediatric Oncology, Clinical and Translational Research. These projects are just some of the many we are able to make because of our incredible student leaders, partners, and sponsors.
If you are unfamiliar with Dance Marathon, we are the largest student organization at the University of Iowa and the third largest Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon of over 300 across the nation. Our organization is a year-round endeavor, hosting many events each month including family events, fundraising and Dancer events, and our Big Event, which will take place February 1st and 2nd in 2019. This past year was the 24th annual Dance Marathon in which we were able to raise over $3 million for our kids and families that we support. Over our 24 year history, we have raised a grand total of $24,548,226.30 all For The Kids (FTK)!
UIDM strives to create a positive, philanthropic environment that benefits every member involved. As the organization continues to grow, every individual touched by the University of Iowa Dance Marathon in our 25th year will understand their worth and how they can shape their impact.
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