University of Iowa 2013 Dance Marathon
The Dance Marathon raised over $1.5 million dollars for the Children's Hospital. The University of Iowa Dance Marathon is a student organization that provides year-round support to youth cancer victims and their families. The Big Event is a 24-hour Dance Marathon where students assemble to celebrate the children survivors and remember the children who have passed away throughout the year. Students plan and participate in Family Events and Mini-Dance Marathons. Additionally, they participate in other University of Iowa sponsored and affiliated activities and events, the majority of which are all philanthropic. The primary goal of these activities is to raise additional money for children with cancer and to educate the community about the struggles and triumphs of these little warriors.