Do you want to be part of a group that helps provide over $2.5 billion in patient care a year for children who need treatment for severe medical conditions? Do you want to have a blast in the process?
Founded by Marie Osmond and her family, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake. Began as a small, televised fundraiser in a small studio in 1983 with a small group of about 20 children’s hospitals.
Raises most of the money from $1-$2 donations throughout the year, through the purchase of red and yellow CMN balloons from local convenient stores A few of the corporate sponsors include: Walmart, Rite Ait, Dairy Queen, IHOP, Domino Sugar, Phi Mu Sorority, Church’s Chicken, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity and many more.
Organized dance endurance competitions for prizes and money Penn State was the first University to put together a Dance Marathon (also known as ‘THON) for a charitable cause in 1973 One of the oldest running dance marathons Largest student run philanthropy in the world - FIRST DM FOR CMN was at Indiana University DM is now conducted at over 100 universities and colleges across the nation
More than 1,300 people fundraise Event organized and run by hundreds of students Over 700 dancers stay on their feet for 26.2 hours for those children who can’t 2010 DM event raised more than $517,000 That’s over $100,000 than the previous year!!
Mash up of different songs Segments of the line dance are taught throughout the night Performed once an hour Optional (if rhythm isn’t your thing)
Football players come to give motivational speeches 2009 Tim Tebow Local bands play music UF’s hip/hop dance team performs
Children who have been helped through funds raised by DM come to the event to share their individual stories and explain how DM and CMN has helped them with their battle The true reason why DM occurs every year
Just a Few Statistics: Treat 98% of all children needing heart or lung transplants. Treat 88% of all children with cancer. Treat 76% of all children with cystic fibrosis. Treat 90% of all children with sickle cell anemia. Treat 72% of children with pediatric AIDS.
Register online at https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/LoginRegister.aspx?EventID=56069&LangPref=en-CA Create an account Send emails, write letters Applications are found online at www.floridadm.org Must complete an interview Attend Vote for UF Pepsi “Refresh the DANCE MARATHON Pediatric Waiting Area at Shands” to help win a $15,000 award that goes directly to DM. http://www.bsd.ufl.edu/G1C/refresh/Vote.aspx Various fundraising activities that are announced. They range from bowling nights to zoo days!
The Dance Marathon at UF OfficeRoom 330 C J. Wayne Reitz Union(Student Activities Center) Phone: 352-265-7953
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Children’s Miracle Network
Dance Marathon at the University of
A Brief History of the Children’s
• Founded in 1983
• Treats over 17 million
patients a year
• 170 pediatric hospitals
in the United States,
Canada, Ireland, the
United Kingdom and
Fundraising since 1983
• Has raised more than
$3.4 billion as of 2008
• Raises more than
$250 million annually
• CMN has over 75
Beginnings of Dance Marathon
The idea of Dance
Marathon started in the
1920s and 1930s
Since the 1920s, dance
marathons have become
a popular way to
fundraise money for
The first Dance
Marathon targeted at
raising funds for CMN
started in 1991 in honor
of Ryan White One of the first Dance Marathons from the 1920s
Dance Marathon at the University of
• Started in 1994
• Largest and most successfully run student run
organization in the Southeast United States
• Has raised over $3.2 million since inception
Now onto the fun stuff…