Friday, January 15, 2021


The University of Iowa Dance Marathon Big Event is coming soon! Over the years, the annual Big Event has raised millions of dollars for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. This year’s Big Event will be virtual, and there are several ways for staff to get involved. Here’s how:

1. Participate in the Big Event on February 26-27, a celebration of the year, and of the Dance Marathon kids and families. The schedule of events will soon be posted at The Dance Marathon welcomes and celebrates diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class/status, physical/mental health and ability, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of any category that deprives a person of consideration as an individual and the right to be human.

2. Donate! Some active members of Dance Marathon are struggling to reach their fundraising minimum. With the Big Event coming up quickly, staff can help these members reach their goals! Here is a list of Dancers in Need: Dancers In Need Program - Google Docs, and here is the link to donate:

3. Join the Dance Marathon steering committee. The steering committee has monthly Zoom meetings with the Campus Relations Chair so you can stay informed about what the Dance Marathon is doing and learn how you can get involved. If you would like to join the steering committee, fill out this google form or email and tell them you would like to join.

See you at the Big Event!