About the Marathon

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Dance Marathon is neither dance nor marathon; it is a celebration of life.  (It’s also a fundraiser.) Wartburg College Dance Marathon helps children with life threatening illnesses, 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. Each March, we celebrate our year-long fundraising efforts by standing on our feet for TWELVE 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.  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 $100, they get to come to the party.

Fundraising Breakdown through the Years:

  • 2009: $11,214.31
  • 2010: $13,440.35
  • 2011: $17,704.13
  • 2012: $27,877.14
  • 2013: $32,000.13
  • 2014: $50,646.06

Total: $152,882.12 donated to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Our big event will be held on March 21, 2015 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Wartburg College in Levick Arena. There are multiple ways to get involved: