The best 24 hours of the year have finally arrived! Over 2,000 UI students started gathering in the main ballroom of IMU to begin the biggest event of the entire year, Dance Marathon. As each dancer searched to find their morale group, hearts were nervous and excited. The University of Iowa Spirit Squad members … Continue reading Capturing the First Hour
Dance Marathon 23 merchandise for the Big Event is out of this world this year. New merchandise for the Big Event was released to the public to buy this past Sunday for leadership and dancer check in! Popular items selling this week are items such as a light gray quarter zip, two tanks, a baseball … Continue reading Merchandise Must-Haves!
In medical communities around the country, the 5-year milestone post cancer treatment is known as being “Cancer Free”, but in DM, we know it as Graduation. Graduation has become a staple celebration during the Big Event but it hasn’t always been around. It began in DM15 following the largest financial milestone DM had ever accomplished … Continue reading Kiddo Graduation: Much More than a Ceremony
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
As we are only a 78 short days away from the big event, we are beginning to near the fundraising crunch time. No matter if you have already surpassed your fundraising goals or have been a little procrastinator and are still sitting at $0, there is still time to raise so much money FTK! The … Continue reading DIY Donation Display!
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!