Spring Break is a time for relaxing, seeing family, going on tropical vacations, and catching up on some Netflix binge-watching. But for a team of 17 University of Iowa Dance Marathon participants, Spring Break meant being a part of something bigger than themselves. Through the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, and Hawkeye Service Teams, … Continue reading University of Iowa Dance Marathon Travels to Arkansas!
“Since DM1, I never thought that 25 years later I would still be here. Since that very first DM, where we went through everything like dancing for 36 hours and dancing for the kids, it changed my life and I just knew I had to be here and be a part of it. DM does … Continue reading Humans of DM: DJ Big D
Sometimes, all it takes is a smile to help you forget the pain in your feet for a few minutes. Sometimes, all it takes is a hug to remind you that the reason we dance is worth the tiredness in your eyes. For me, all it took was a song. It is officially 7 a.m., … Continue reading We’ve Got Each Other and That’s A Lot
A solemn hush falls over the ballroom of the IMU. Heads bow. All that can be heard is the stifled sounds of people remembering the lives of the kiddos Dancing in our Hearts. It’s silent as the Family Relations Director Yasmeen Rose and Hospital Director Gillian Fiandaca read off the names of all the kiddos … Continue reading DM Silver Year: We’re Here to Stay
It is already the best time of the year again! We are officially less than two weeks away from the 25th anniversary of the UIDM Big Event. During my first year of Dance Marathon, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Big Event. Although I was excited to attend what so many people had told … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Big Event Things
During the organization fair my freshman year, my friends signed up at the Dance Marathon booth, and in the form of positive peer pressure, I joined too. All I knew was that DM had something to do with dancing and helping children with cancer, and I thought it was a good idea to try it … Continue reading Why You’re Here