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DITV: Dance Marathon elections

DITV: Dance Marathon elections

March 7, 2016

Last week, a new election process started for Dance Marathon for new executive members and 23 chair positions for next year's DM event. "We're in that transition period where we're now choosing our...

Morale Captains celebrate after finding out the amount of money raised during the final moments of Dance Marathon in the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Dance Marathon raised over $2 million for kids with cancer. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

And the dance is on

Cindy Garcia, [email protected] February 5, 2016

  After several months of fundraising, Dance Marathon participants will let off some steam in the 22nd-annual Big Event tonight. In 2014, dancers raised more than $2 million for victims of pediatric...

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Positivity boosts 5-year-old

Ben Poss, [email protected] February 4, 2016

When her father asked her what she was doing the other day, Ellie Capaldo replied simply, “Being awesome.” The answer reflects the positive attitude of one child Dance Marathon has touched in recent...

The total amount of money raised is reveled during the final hour of the Big Event in the Iowa Memorial Union on Feb. 7, 2015. The goal for Dance Marathon this year was two million dollars.This is Dance Marathons 21st Big Event at UI.

Becoming part of the Dance Marathon family

The mother of an 8-year-old cancer patient in remission went through her own horror story. Will Olson was 2½ years old when he was diagnosed with Stage 3 liver cancer, extremely rare in children his...

The total amount of money raised is reveled during the final hour of the Big Event in the Iowa Memorial Union on Feb. 7, 2015. The goal for Dance Marathon this year was two million dollars.This is Dance Marathons 21st Big Event at UI.

Marathon leader keeps cool

Ben Poss, [email protected] January 29, 2016

Dan Kolb drinks three cups of coffee a day to keep energized. As the Dance Marathon Big Event approaches, Kolb, Dance Marathon’s executive director, has to find some way to stay alert and lead the...

Dance Marathon races toward goal

Dance Marathon races toward goal

After surpassing the goal of $2 million last year, Dance Marathon has its heart set on raising $2.4 million. Its new goal is a 20 percent jump from last year, which has required the organization to...

The total amount of money raised is reveled during the final hour of the Big Event in the Iowa Memorial Union on Feb. 7, 2015. The goal for Dance Marathon this year was two million dollars.This is Dance Marathons 21st Big Event at UI.

The final dance countdown

For members of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon organization, the days leading up to the Big Event are one big checklist. Final dancer meetings, check. Excite dancers for the 24-hour dance-a-thon,...

The total amount of money raised is reveled during the final hour of the Big Event in the Iowa Memorial Union on Feb. 7, 2015. The goal for Dance Marathon this year was two million dollars.This is Dance Marathons 21st Big Event at UI.

Dance Marathon keeps spirit alive

One group is aiming to use entertainment as a way to help children express themselves and get their minds off cancer. The University of Iowa Dance Marathon’s Big Event is just around the corner, and...

DITV: Dance Marathon hopes to beat goal

DITV: Dance Marathon hopes to beat goal

January 21, 2016

Dance Marathon 22 is coming up in less than a month, and participants are under pressure to raise a record goal of money to donate to the organization. Dancers hope to raise at least $2,400,000 by February...

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