this generation fighting for the next.

Miracle Network Dance Marathon dancing its way to $135 million raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991.
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martin

alabama

rhabdomyosarcoma

martin’s story

hans

british columbia

congenital heart defect

hans’ story

riley

indiana

born 3.5 months premature

riley’s story

miracle network

dance marathon

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement activating university and high school students across North America. Students involved in planning for the dance marathon event spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds & interacting with children’s hospital patients and families.

The year culminates with a 12-40 hour event (the dance marathon) where students stay on their feet through dancing, games and entertainment in symbolic support of children served by their local CMN Hospital.

$26,834,682

Raised for the kids in 2015

1 million

active participants

350

dance marathon programs

200,000

student dancers

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our story

In 1991, students at Indiana University founded dance marathon in the memory of Ryan White, a fellow student who passed away from HIV/AIDS. The program now spans North America, benefiting hundreds of hospitals and countless kids in the United States and Canada. Dance marathons have become a tradition on campus and in the community.

Each organization is entirely student-run and  100% of all funds raised go directly to the school’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Last year alone, Miracle Network Dance Marathons raised more than $27 million. You can join the movement, too. Bring a new tradition to your school and help kids in your area have a brighter future.

upcoming marathons

01

Oct

University of Northern Colorado

CO

08

Oct

Tulane University

LA

10

Oct

Colorado University - Boulder

CO

24

Oct

St. Norbert College

WI

24

Oct

Colorado State University

CO

12

Nov

Lehigh University

PA

12

Nov

Howard University

DC

12

Nov

Boston University

MA

01

Feb

Austin Peay State University

TN

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“the magic moment is seeing a teary-eyed student realizing that they are part of something bigger than themselves and that their effort has such a true impact on the lives of children. it is such inspiring work and I am so proud to do it.” - nayland olsen, miracle network dance marathon advisor at seattle university
"dance marathon offers a perfect platform for engaging an incredible diversity of students in meaningful leadership: at its core, it is a movement which is both deeply moving and a TON of fun... you feel empowered, connected to the cause, and called to action." - sandali chandrarathna, simon fraser university

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