Time and time again, you’ll find yourself having to explain what Dance Marathon is to someone you’re asking to donate. While most people know it’s a great cause and their donations are being used to help out kiddos and families in need, many people don’t understand what dancers do and will have a lot of questions.

  1. “Do you really dance for the whole 24 hours straight?”

Yes, and no. There is, of course, a lot of dancing, but there are so many other things to do during the Big Event that it can sometimes be hard to choose what to do. Whether you love staying in the Main Lounge to dance all night and see all the different acts that perform on the big stage, or you prefer to go to the activity rooms up on the third floor of the building, you can easily keep yourself busy for the Big Event.

  1. “I didn’t know you liked dancing so much. What made you want to do this?”

Many people believe that DM is just a large group of people dancing for a long period of time, but it’s more than that for everybody involved and on every level. With so many students raising money for the kiddos and their families, providing fun activities so the kiddos can act like kids, and supporting the families as they go through something that nobody should have to experience.

  1. “What is all the money used for?”

Whenever somebody is donating money, they want to know where it’s going. The good thing about DM is that it’s easy to find out what your money can pay for. From gift cards to hospital parties and research to important hospital procedures, all donations to DM go towards those being treated at the Stead Family Children’s Hospital.


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