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Dance Marathon Programs Host Virtual Events, Announce Fundraising Totals

During the weeks of March 13-April 12, more than 40 colleges and independent high schools hosted their Dance Marathon events and collectively raised over $5.93 million #ForTheKids treated in their local communities! Due to campuses closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these campuses rose above the challenges and hosted virtual events to engage their participants and continue to raise funds and celebrated the contributions of their participants from the past year.

After a record-breaking fundraising year for the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement in 2019, the 2020 year is already off to a great start, with over $26 million having been raised for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,

Keep scrolling to see the incredible fundraising totals that students achieved for their local CMN Hospitals.

*The programs listed below are those that have publicly announced their annual fundraising totals as of April 13. We will continue to recognize additional programs as their totals are announced. 

Bates College:

Bates Dance Marathon at Bates College fundraised over $21,000, a 12% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

Campbell University:

Camels FTK at Campbell University fundraised over $2,100 benefitting Duke Children’s in Durham, N.C.

Clemson University:

Clemson Miracle at Clemson University fundraised over $194,500, benefitting Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upsate in Greenville, S.C.

College of William & Mary:

Tribethon at the College of William & Mary hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event and fundraised over $25,000, benefitting Children’s Hospital for the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va.

We made it!! For our last part of our virtual marathon we have a special thank you from our CHKD Miracle Kids, a Circle Hope, and our big reveal! Thank you all for join us for our first ever virtual marathon! We had a blast and hope you did too! FTK!

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Concordia College, Moorhead:

CobberTHON at Concordia College, Moorhead fundraised over $11,700, benefitting Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, N.D.

Coral Springs High School:

Coral Springs High School Dance Marathon hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 13. The students fundraised over $12,000, a 8% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Fla.

DePaul University:

DemonTHON at DePaul University hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 9 and fundraised over $82,700, benefitting the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Ill.

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$82,723.86. @luriechildrens and @cmnhospitals … this is for you. #TheVirtualBigEvent has come to a close, as well as our 2019-2020 school year campaign. We are so eternally grateful to all the people, corporations, entities, etc. that helped us in every way, shape, or form to get to that final number we just revealed tonight. Given the current circumstances of what our world is going through, tonight was a success and we are so glad that we could come together in a time where we face adversity. Thank you again to everyone that helped make DemonTHON have yet another very successful year #FTK. Stay safe and healthy, study hard, breathe, and always be #FTK! • • • #DemonTHON2020 #NewDecadeNewDetermination #ForTheKids #FTK

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Elon University:

Elonthon at Elon University fundraised over $173,000, benefitting Duke Children’s in Durham, N.C.

Florida Atlantic University:

OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University fundraised over $119,000, benefitting UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.

Florida Gulf Coast University:

Dance Marathon at Florida Gulf Coast University hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 11 and fundraised over $25,800, benefitting Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

During this time, FGCU Dance Marathon cannot help but think of all the Miracle Kids and families at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Our organization’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for CMN Hospitals, and now more than ever they need our support. WE are Change Makers for kids’ health. Many of these patients at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are at the greatest risk of contracting COVID-19 and suffering the health complications due to the virus because they are immunocompromised. Other families will protect their children through isolation, meaning their ability to ‘just be a kid’ has once again been put on the back burner. In a time where our daily lives have been uprooted, you all remained committed as Change Makers to make a difference in the lives of kids and families you will probably never meet. And on behalf of you, a community of loyal supporters and advocates, FGCU Dance Marathon will be donating $25,864.89 to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, where they will continue to provide the best care possible to some of our most vulnerable community members.Thank you for your commitment to our cause. Thank you for being Change Makers for kids’ health in our community.

Posted by Dance Marathon: FGCU on Saturday, April 11, 2020

Florida International University:

Roarthon at Florida International University hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 9 and fundraised over $50,000, benefitting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Fla.

 

Indiana State University:

State Dance Marathon at Indiana State University fundraised over $186,000, benefitting Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind.

WOW! The total number is up, and we are feeling extremely thankful and grateful to see a number this large, considering…

Posted by State DM on Saturday, April 4, 2020

Kennesaw State University:

Miracle at Kennessaw State University fundraised over $170,000, benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga.

LCC Day School (St. Petersburg, Fla.):

LCC Day School hosted their Dance Marathon event on March 12. The students fundraised over $23,000, benefitting Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Thank you to our LCCDS community for helping us support such a great cause! We raised $23,000 for John Hopkins All…

Posted by LCC Day School on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:

Dance Marathon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School fundraised over $58,000, benefitting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Mary Institute and Saint Louis County Day School (St. Louis, Mo.):

Mary Institute and Saint Louis County Day School Dance Marathon fundraised over $2,100 in their inaugural year, benefitting both St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Miami University (Ohio):

Miami University Dance Marathon fundraised over $9,300, benefitting Cincinnati Children’s in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Natick High School (Natick, Mass.):

NatickTHON at Natick High School fundraised over $8,900, a 55% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass.

Oklahoma State University:

Cowboython at Oklahoma State University hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 9 and fundraised over $83,000, benefitting the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Quinnipiac University:

QTHON at Quinnipiac University hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 9 and fundraised over $206,600, benefitting Connecticut Children’s in Hartford, Conn.

St. Ambrose University:

St. Ambrose University Dance Marathon fundraised over $208,000, benefitting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.):

St. Thomas Aquinas High School Dance Marathon fundraised over $9,100, benefitting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Fla.

Tennesse Tech University:

Tennessee Tech University Miracle hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 10 and fundraised over $11,000, benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.

Towson University:

TigerTHON at Towson University fundraised over $104,000, benefitting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Md.

Trinity University:

Trinity University TigerThon fundraised over $19,000, a 30% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Children’s Hospital of San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.

University of Arkansas:

Arkansas Dance Marathon at the University of Arkansas hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 11. The students fundraised over $75,000, which was an incredible 48% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock, Ark.

University of Central Florida:

Knight-Thon at the University of Central Florida hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 5. The students fundraised over $865,598, benefitting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Fla.

University of Florida:

Dance Marathon at the University of Florida hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on March 28. The students fundraised over $2.56 million, benefitting UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette:

Dance Marathon at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette a virtual Dance Marathon event on March 15. In their inaugural year, the students fundraised over $12,500, benefitting CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles, La.

University of Louisiana at Monroe:

Dance Marathon at University of Louisiana, Monroe hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on March 21. The students fundraised over $11,500, benefitting Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock, Ark.

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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated this year! Even though things did not go as planned, we are still so grateful to everyone who has supported us through our first year as RSO at the University of Louisiana Monroe. #dmatulm #ftk To the Executive Board from the Management Team, we want to express our deepest gratitude for all your hard work. We know this year was a challenge for all of us, and we want to thank you for pushing through. To Mrs. Dana (@danaemejia) from the Management Team, we cannot express how much we appreciate you. You have kept us sane, and constantly reminded us why we are doing this. From the bottom of our hearts, we love you. 💜 It will only get better from here! #DM2021

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University of Nebraska Omaha:

University of Nebraska Omaha Dance Marathon hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 4. The students fundraised over $65,700, a 3% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

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$65,739.29. This number is absolutely incredible. We are so blown away by the amount of support, fundraising, and love that our community has given us this year. This year was full of challenges and setbacks but we conquered them and gave everything our all. Yesterday, we put on our first (hopefully our last) virtual OMAthon event. This was unlike anything we’ve ever done before but it turned out amazing. And all the thanks to YOU! ⁣ ⁣ Thank you to everyone that supported us this year, donated, fundraised, and believed in us and our cause. $65,739.29 all going back to the kids. Everything we’ve ever done has been for them and it always will be. We’re so ready to get bigger and better next year. But until then, #FTKforever & #GoMavs ⁣ ⁣ #FTK #ForTheKids #DM #UNODM #childrensmiraclenetwork #CMN

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University of North Carolina-Charlotte:

NINERTHON at UNC Charlotte fundraised over $21,000, benefitting Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

University of North Florida:

Dance Marathon at UNF hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 10 and fundraised over $9,000, an impressive 35% increase over their 2019 fundraising total, benefitting UF Health Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla.

University of North Texas:

Eaglethon at the University of North Texas fundraised over $14,500, benefitting Cook Children’s Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas.

University of Pittsburgh:

Pitt Dance Marathon hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on March 28. The students fundraised over $176,000, benefitting UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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As Staff, we can all agree that everything that could have gone wrong this year did, however, the best thing about Pitt Dance Marathon is that it’s more than just a student organization, it’s a family. Through thick and thin, through a pandemic and cancellations, we still raised $176,217 for the kids. That’s 176,217 miracles and that is outstanding and certainly something to celebrate. We know this isn’t the Dance Marathon that we wanted and worked for, but I think we can all agree that this year made us closer than ever. Thank you to everyone single person that donated and supported us. Thank you to the Miracle Kids for encouraging us with your laughs and smiles. Thank you to our advisors for guiding us through this year. We couldn’t have done it without you and we couldn’t begin to thank you enough. This one’s for you, Miracle Kids. Everything we do is for you. Hail 2 Kids, always and forever! 💙💛 #PDM2020 #OurVisionTheirFuture #ShareYourPDMLove

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University of Rhode Island:

RhodyTHON at the University of Rhode Island hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 10, with their fundraising benefitting Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, R.I.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE RHODYTHON 2020 A REALITY AND FOR BEING FTK ALWAYS / Thank you to everyone at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Children's Miracle Network, Dance Marathon, the University of Rhode Island, our RhodyThon 2020 financial supporters, Hasbro Miracle Kids and Families, and the amazing community of participants for your continued support and enthusiasm throughout this year. -#FTK #ForTheKids #DanceMarathon #WhyWeDance #DanceForThoseWhoCant #College #DM #CMN #CMNHospitals #HasbroChildrensHospital #LifespanHealth #Providence #Kids #ChildrensHospital #URI #Rhody #RhodyThon #ShareToSaveLives @cmnhospitals @dancemarathon @lifespanhealth We do not own the music used in this video. Music used: I’ll Be Alright – Single by Chris Holsten https://music.apple.com/us/album/ill-be-alright-single/1465228654 / Soon You’ll Get Better by Taylor Swift ft. The Dixie Chicks https://music.apple.com/us/album/soon-youll-get-better-feat-dixie-chicks/1468058165?i=1468058699 / Stop This Train by John Mayer https://music.apple.com/us/album/stop-this-train/184335550?i=184335777

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University of South Alabama:

University of South Alabama Dance Marathon hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 10. The students fundraised over $11,900, benefitting USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Mobile, Ala.

University of Toledo:

RockeTHON at the University of Toledo hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 4. The students fundraised over $65,000, benefitting Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.

Valparaiso University:

Valpo Dance Marathon hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 4. The students fundraised over $56,700, benefitting the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Virginia Commonwealth University:

RamTHON at Virginia Commonwealth University hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 10, raising $3,000 for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in Richmond, Va.

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a total of $3,000 raised virtually for the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Our hearts are so full because of all that you did. It’s so beautiful to see people coming together to support the cause that is so dear to our hearts even in times like these. Because of the unexpected events of COVID-19 we had to quickly turn our event into a VirtualTHON and with your help it was a success, we kept our promise to the families that we support and we were able to lean on the true meaning of what Dance Marathon is. Together we can do so much more than we ever imagined <3 always FTK – – – – look for our Ramthon 2020/21 Applications dropping tomorrow, if this cause is something that has made a way into your heart we would love to have you on our team!! – – #ftk #forthekids #dancemarathon #ramthon2020 #ramthonatvcu #virtualthon #childrensmiraclenetwork

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Wartburg College:

Wartburg College Dance Marathon hosted a virtual Dance Marathon event on April 6, raising over $96,000 for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

Weber State University:

Weber State University Dance Marathon fundraised over $1,900, benefitting Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Western Illinois University:

WIU RockyTHON fundraised over $86,000, benefitting SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Given the current circumstances and the loss of our main event, we are beyond proud of our Leadership Team, Executive…

Posted by Western Illinois University Dance Marathon on Saturday, March 28, 2020