As the end of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon 24’s Big Event gets closer and closer, the members of UIDM continue to celebrate life: the lives of the kiddos who are now five years into remission and get to graduate at the Big Event. Kiddo Graduation is a UIDM tradition that honors the kiddos … Continue reading Kiddo Graduation celebrates 5 years cancer free!
We are in the middle of our winter break here at the University of Iowa. Sleeping is at an all time high, eating home-cooked meals is a daily occurrence, and memories are being made. Throughout all of this, though, let's not forget that we are a little over a month away from the Big Event! … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for Dance Marathon
With Christmas break right around the corner, Dance Marathon 24 will be here before we know it. We have about two months to fundraise as much as possible so we can make the greatest impact we can for the kiddos at the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. While this year is not over yet, it … Continue reading Getting Involved for Dance Marathon 25
Once a month, Dance Marathon members come together to get updated on all things DM and get pumped for the month to come. Some people might hear the word meeting and think, “Ugh, not another thing where I’ll be talked at for an hour,” but dancer meetings are fun and lime-filled. Meetings are full of … Continue reading What You Can Learn from Dancer Meetings
Registering for Dance Marathon and not being able to hide your excitement Checking your online giving page and seeing how much money you’re raising Meeting amazing people through Dance Marathon And realizing that we are all in this together Finally reaching your fundraising goal Dancing at the Big Event Finding out how much money … Continue reading Dance Marathon: Told by Friends
Executive Director "We held our Dance Marathon 24 Exec/Chair retreat where the Executive Council and the chairpersons from each committee got together to create our goals for the year. It was a fun and productive evening. This year, we plan to embrace challenges, push limits, and foster innovation. It is evident in the large goals … Continue reading A Month in DM – April
Every dancer looks forward to rocking out to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” at the halfway point of the marathon to raise spirits after standing for twelve straight hours for the kids. This year, that excitement was continued when performers Go Go Gadjet came on stage. The awesome group covered new and old hits … Continue reading Go Go Gadjet Fires Up Dancers