By Jenny Earl Dancer Finds Calling Via Dance Marathon Flyer While attending a Dance Marathon meeting Hannah Downing was given a flyer that would change her life forever. Entering the University of Iowa as a pre-med major with the goal of being a pediatrician, Downing always knew she loved kids. But after starting her classes and … Continue reading Dance Marathon’s Impact on Child Life
By: Lauren Peck After living in Tampa, Florida for almost 20 years, The Johnson family moved here to Iowa in March of 2011. Unfortunately, they had to leave all of their friends and family in Tampa, but the kids – Aimee (age 14), Sydney (5), and twins Bethanie and Marleigh (2) - adjusted well to … Continue reading Meet the Johnson Family
Take some advice from a dancer and PR/Marketing committee member, Caitlin Becker, on creative ways to start fundraising: Everyone is excited for the Big Event, but then most dancers’ biggest fear dawns on them: how will I raise that $400 to get to the Big Event? There is always the basic ways to raise that … Continue reading Advice on FUNdraising
Kerns (center) surrounded by other UI Dance Marathon 18 Morale Captains.
By Makenzie Pick Grace Moore is only at the beginning of what she hopes will be a long journey serving on leadership for Dance Marathon. It only took one year as a dancer for Moore to realize she wanted to be more involved in Dance Marathon. She decided to start off her time on leadership … Continue reading An MCA Paves the Way for Leadership
"We as elite runners, we run to entertain the fans. But there are thousands and thousands of people who are out there right now running for very good causes. They are running to save other people's lives. We can't forget to thank them for the great job they do out there." --Wesley Korir, 2012 Boston … Continue reading It’s Race Time
We asked University of Iowa alumi, and former UI Dance Marathon dancer about her experience throughout her four years with Dance Marathon. Check it out: Danielle Faubert, 22. How many years have you been involved with Dance Marathon? I have been involved with Dance Marathon since my freshman year. I started as a dancer, and … Continue reading The Word “Alumni” Doesn’t Mean ‘The End’ for this Dancer