|Date/Time:||Saturday, 26 Jan 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:00 am|
|Location:||Great Hall, Memorial Union|
|Channel:||ISU Dance Marathon|
Dance Marathon is neither dance nor marathon; it is a celebration of life. (It's also a fundraiser.)
Iowa State Dance Marathon has been helping children with life threatening illnesses for 15 years, giving financial and emotional support to hundreds of families across Iowa. All of the money raised through our event is given directly to University of Iowa Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network.
At ISU, our big event happens in January. At this event, our participants ("dancers") stay on their feet for FIFTEEN hours to symbolize our support for the families who spend countless hours in hospital waiting rooms. But it's not a punishment for us, it's a party. We listen to music, play games, hang out with the kids we help, and even do a bit of dancing.
Dance Marathon is for the kids, and at Iowa State, that's always our focus. We build up to our big day all year long by raising money for the kiddos at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. After a dancer raises $250, they get to come to the party in January. In 2012, we raised over $380,000.00 together, for the kids.