Dance Marathon at UVa is a non-profit organization that fundraises throughout the year for the UVa Children’s Hospital as part of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). In the past fourteen years, we’ve raised over $600,000, and the total keeps growing! Dance Marathon is dedicated to giving back to families throughout the year; it’s more than an all-day event, it’s a 365-day organization. In our fifteenth year at UVa, we will be working all year long in preparation for our 15-hour marathon in February 2013, a culmination and celebration of all of our efforts! Students, families, and members of the University community come together to stay on their feet for fifteen hours, while others drop by to watch, boost morale, fall off the mechanical bull, and take part in other Dance Marathon events throughout the day.
We are also a member of the Coalition against Cancer at the University of Virginia, an alliance among multiple cancer-fighting student organizations here in Charlottesville.
Check out CMNH’s YouTube channel to see the videos they’ve shared. Fall in love with the children and the cause and find out why we exactly we at Dance Marathon do it for the kids!