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  • News from the Network - Nov. 2016

    The past few weeks have been an incredible success for many Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs! Here’s just a few examples of the great work being done #ForTheKids!

    Cause Connection:

    During their Dance Marathon event, OttoTHON at Syracuse University walked all of their dancers over to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to perform their Morale Dance for the kids watching from their windows.

    Having so much fun performing our morale dance for the kids at Upstate!!! #Ottothon2016

    A video posted by OttoTHON (@ottothon_) on

    State DM at Indiana State University walked a red wagon around a fountain on their campus for 9 hours and 47 minutes to symbolize the 9,477 hospital visits each year at Riley Hospital for Children from children from Vigo and surrounding counties.


    When one of their Miracle kids was back in the hospital after complications from a surgery, Vanderbilt Dance Marathon got their campus involved in a #CourageForCaleb campaign. They posted photos, added graphics, and tagged students on their Facebook album to spread the campaign across social media.

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    Remember when we posted that the Mercer Lacrosse team had set an ambitious goal of raising $15,000 for Mercer University Miracle this fall? Well, not only did the team raise $16,438, they also stopped by the hospital to hang out with the patients.

    Davis Dance Marathon at the University of California, Davis added a special touch to their bake sale in order to connect it to the cause and what they’re fundraising for.

    Buy a cupcake for a $1 and help a child celebrate another birthday! #forthekids #makeadifference #fundraising #davisdancemarathon2016

    A photo posted by Dance Marathon at UC Davis (@davisdancemarathon) on

    With a number of large philanthropic organizations on campus, UGA Miracle at the University of Georgia decided that, instead of competing with the other organizations, they could all work together to support their causes. This fall, they hosted their 3rd annual Philanthropy Phormal as a fundraising and awareness event benefitting five different philanthropic organizations on campus.

    TitanTHON at California State University, Fullerton is working to “flush away childhood diseases” by allowing students to donate to have the toilet sent to a friend, requiring them to donate to have it taken away.



    A number of Dance Marathon programs took advantage of school spirit during football season this fall. Dance Marathon at Louisiana State University sold gameday buttons for those looking to show off their Tiger pride.

    During their fundraising challenge with the University of Alabama Dance Marathon the week before their big football game, DM at LSU also allowed students to paint an elephant (Alabama’s mascot) LSU purple for a donation.

    Why is there an elephant in FSA? Come see us today & find out! #beatbamaftk #beatbama #dmatlsu

    A photo posted by Dance Marathon at LSU (@dmatlsu) on

    University of South Carolina Dance Marathon challenged students to turn their rivalry game with Clemson into a fundraising opportunity.

    The Network: 

    14 different Dance Marathon programs in the state of Iowa took advantage of the collaborative Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement and joined together for a united fundraising push day for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The programs challenged students on their campus to help collectively raise $183,000 in one day in recognition of the 183 beds in the new children’s hospital.

    Shout out to St. Ambrose University Dance Marathon, Loras College Dance Marathon, Wartburg College Dance Marathon, University of Iowa Dance Marathon, Luther College Dance Marathon, Grand View Dance Marathon, Simpson College Stormathon, Iowa State Dance Marathon, Cedar Rapids Dance Marathon, Clarke University Dance Marathon, Augustana College Dance Marathon, Central College Dance Marathon, University of Northern Iowa Dance Marathon, and Kirkwood Dance Marathon for collaborating together For The Kids!

    Gonzaga University Dance Marathon went above and beyond to welcome the University of Idaho Dance Marathon to the network by attending their inaugural event to show support!

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