this generation fighting for the next.

Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised over $250 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991. Join The Movement




martin’s story


british columbia

congenital heart defect

hans’ story



born 3.5 months premature

riley’s story

miracle network

dance marathon

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement uniting college, university and high school students across North America. Students involved in a campus' dance marathon organization spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. The year culminates with an 8-40 hour event (the dance marathon) on each campus where students get to meet patient families treated at their local hospital, participate in games and dancing, enjoy entertainment, and reveal their annual fundraising total.


Raised for the kids in 2017


dance marathon programs


student participants


campuses raising over
$1 million annually


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 $26 million. You can join the movement, too. Bring a new tradition to your school and help kids in your area have a brighter future.

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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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