1. Our First Dance Marathon Starting in the school year of 1994–1995 and supporting 26 families, a group of passionate dancers and volunteers managed to rake in a whopping $31,000. Not too shabby for a first year, right? Since then, Dance Marathon has managed to raise over 24.5 million dollars for these wonderful kiddos. … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About DM
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 … Continue reading 3 Questions You’ll Hear When You Explain DM to Someone
1.Hometown Canning Grab a friend and go door-to-door asking for donations for Dance Marathon! 2. Host a Community Day Partner with a local business to have a percentage of their earnings donated to Dance Marathon! 3. Bake Sale Bake some goodies and sell them! Advertise that you’re doing it for Dance Marathon and people will … Continue reading 5 Surefire Ways to Fundraise in the Summer
Dance Marathon Study Rooms: Dance Marathon has rented out different meeting rooms in the Iowa Memorial Union throughout finals week for study sessions. They will be open all day and you can spend time studying with other Dance Marathon members, or put some headphones in and work through your study guides. Therapy Dogs: One of … Continue reading 4 Ways to Make Your Finals Week Better
If you're involved in Dance Marathon, your one goal over the next week - apart from sleeping and watching Netflix - should be to FUNDRAISE. Don't worry, between the DIY Donation Display earlier this week and this helpful guide for how to approach every member of your family, the PR committee has got you covered! … Continue reading Thanksgiving Fundraising: It’s All Relative
We are fast approaching the inspiring and exciting opening of our brand new University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital! As the December opening date approaches, here is a breakdown of the amazing new hospital by some important numbers. In the entire hospital there are… 14 floors (two being underground) 130 patients rooms 134 patient … Continue reading #OurNewHospital, by the numbers
Happy 100 Days Out from DM 23! This past weekend, the UI Dance Marathon crew - including dancers, kiddos, family members, and leadership - enjoyed the perfect fall day at Bloomsbury Farms! We fed the goats, cheered on duck races, enjoyed a scenic hayride, braved two haunted houses, and enjoyed delicious caramel apples, but what … Continue reading Lime Time Wednesday: Top 10 Creative Costumes from Bloomsbury!