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Dance Marathon 26 kicks off ‘For The Kids’

University of Iowa President Bruce Herald speaks at Dance Marathon in the IMU on Friday, February 7, 2020. Herald encouraged the the students to stay strong for the kids and stay hydrated. (Hayden Froehlich/The Daily Iowan.)

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter

February 7, 2020

The Iowa Memorial Union has officially come alive in color and motion for the University of Iowa’s 26th annual Dance Marathon event. Around 180 dancers participated at the first UI Dance Marathon in 1995, said UI Dean of Students Angie Reams. Now, over 2,800 dancers are participating in the Big Even...

Dance Marathon 26 will dance ‘for the kids’ in Big Event this weekend

Dance Marathon 2018

Rin Swann, News Reporter

February 6, 2020

Pressed tightly together and patterned in multi-colored shirts, over 2,500 dancers will stand for twenty-four hours. Most will forgo sleep, caffeine, and sitting down as they literally stand in solidarity for their cause: fighting pediatric cancer. Every year for the past twenty-six years, the University...

UI Dance Marathon 26 launches ‘We Fight Together’ campaign

Dancers cheer on Ravidrums during Dance Marathon 25 at the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Rachel Steil, News Reporter

September 15, 2019

Dance Marathon will aim to foster a spirit of unity in this year’s fight “For The Kids.” University of Iowa Dance Marathon recently announced that it will celebrate the chapter’s 26th year with the slogan “We Fight Together.”  Dance Marathon Executive Director Allie Stutting initiall...

Dance Marathon announces For The Kids Way Dedicated to the Kiddos

Patients and volunteers do the 'Hawkeye Wave' in the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital during Dance Marathon 25 on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

Alexandra Skores, News Reporter

April 26, 2019

On a sunny Friday outside on South Hospital Drive, Dance Marathon participants, hospital members, families, and community supporters stood to honor children who are fighting cancer. In honor of the last 25 years of dedication towards the pediatric oncology patients in the Stead Family Children’s...

Dance Marathon play-by-play: $2.9 million for the 25th Big Event

Dancers wave their glow sticks during Power Hour at Dance Marathon 25 at the IMU on Feb. 2.

Alexandra Skores, News Reporter

February 4, 2019

The UI Dance Marathon on Feb. 1-2 celebrated 25 years of dedicating its time to pediatric cancer awareness. This past weekend, dancers, leadership, and the community were moved by the stories, songs, and remembrance of those who lost the battle. UI Dance Marathon, the largest student organization on campus...

Dance Marathon 25: Full Recap

From left: Ben Allington and Emily Sullivan dance during Dance Marathon 25 at the IMU on Feb. 2. “I want to do something to benefit people fighting cancer,

Shivansh Ahuja, Roman Slabach, Katie Goodale, Reba Zatz, Tate Hildyard, Ryan Adams, and Michael Guhin

February 4, 2019

Photos: Highlights from Dance Marathon 25

Dancers sing along to Otherside by the Red Hot Chili Peppers during a performance by Ravidrums during Dance Marathon 25 at the Iowa Memorial Union on Saturday Feb. 2, 2019.

DI Photo Staff

February 2, 2019

Dance Marathon 25 raises nearly $3 million

The final fundraising total is revealed during Dance Marathon 25 at the IMU on Feb. 2. The Big Event raised slightly more than $2.96 million. (Alyson Kuennen/The Daily Iowan)

Alexandra Skores, News Reporter

February 2, 2019

After 24 long hours of dancing, chanting, and commemorating those who have lost their battle to cancer, the 25th anniversary of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon raised its tote boards to reveal $2,960,403.25 had been raised “for the kids.” The total falls a bit short of last year’s record-br...

Dance Marathon 25 celebrates 5-year cancer-free children

Dance Marathon graduate Cody Cohen poses for a photo  during Dance Marathon 25 at the IMU on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Cohen graduates from being diagnosed with a rare blood cancer at age 17.

Alexandra Skores, News Reporter

February 2, 2019

During the Dance Marathon’s 25th anniversary, 12 children were honored on the afternoon of Feb. 2 for reaching five years of being cancer free. Every year, a ceremony is held on the second day of Dance Marathon to commemorate children who have gone five years without treatment. Families lined th...

Dance Marathon reaches halfway point

Dancers sing along to

Annie Fitzpatrick and Andy Mitchell, News Reporters

February 2, 2019

As the University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon Big Event approaches its halfway point, participants keep dancing to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” in honor of children whose lives have been affected by cancer. Dance Marathon Executive Chair Lexi Breitbart, who has been a part of Dance Marathon ...

Dance Marathon 25: HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

Dance Marathon 25: HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

Shivansh Ahuja, Roman Slabach, Videographer

February 2, 2019