What is a "Dance Marathon?"

Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement that involves college and high school students at more than 250 schools across the country, all raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their community. These students spend a year learning invaluable leadership and life skills while raising funds and interacting with children’s hospital patients and families. The year culminates with a 12-40 hour long event where the students stay on their feet through dancing, games and entertainment in celebration of the total amount raised that year.

And then these students graduate with a passion for the mission of raising funds and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Until the first city-wide Dance Marathon program began in Chicago in 2010, there wasn't much of an outlet for these Dance Marathon alumni, and we're proud to say we brought the first city-wide Dance Marathon program to Central Florida in 2016!

We stood for 8 hours in June of 2016 and we're prepared to do it again. Wondering why we'd stand for so long? To quote the first Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Dance Marathon’s mission statement: “We dance for those who can’t.” It is this solidarity to – and connection with – the cause that makes Dance Marathon an event unlike any other.

Watch this video to learn more about the founding of CMN Hospital's Dance Marathon program.

Help us continue this new tradition in Central Florida and help children in our area to have a brighter future. Do it for your community. Do it for you. Do it For The Kids!