By: Florida Miracle | March 01, 2017

This is a common question, and we hope to make it as easy as possible for you to start raising money #ForTheKids! Check out these simple steps below and start fundraising!

 

1. First thing’s first – register on our website here as an individual or as part of a team. Once this is done, you’ll have a URL link to your personal fundraising page.


2. Start sharing! Post your fundraising page link on your personal social media sites, explaining what Dance Marathon is and what the funds we raise support. Here is an example post:

 

“Florida Miracle is Central Florida's region-wide Dance Marathon, supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. All funds collected support these hospital...

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By: Florida Miracle | February 07, 2017

In the world of event planning, it is known that there are a million and one details to consider when planning any event, large or small.


Florida Miracle knows this to be true as we regularly host community events and an annual Dance Marathon benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Florida Miracle’s Events Team, led by Ingrid Tojanci, is always hard at work behind the scenes to ensure the success of each event.


Below you will find Ingrid’s top 5 tips for event planning to keep up your sleeve:


1. Always plan ahead. Giving oneself ample time to devise a plan and execute is imperative.

2. Make contact with future partners as soon as possible. Waiting until the last minute could cause delays ...

By: Florida Miracle | February 02, 2017

Florida Miracle is a movement in Central Florida focused on creating miracles for the kids at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. As we begin our second year, we have realized that there are a few myths out there about Dance Marathons, Florida Miracle and fundraising.

Can you tell which statements below are fact or fiction?

 

 1) “I’m not a dancer so a ‘Dance Marathon’ is not the event for me.”  

 2) “I cannot attend the year-end Dance Marathon event, so I will have to wait until next year to participate.”

 3) “My donation to Florida Miracle will benefit hospitals across the country.”



 Keep reading to find out if your answers are correct!

 


Answers:

1) Fiction: “I’m not a dancer so ...

By: Florida Miracle | January 24, 2017

Today is the last day to apply for the 1st annual Florida Miracle Dance Marathon Leadership Board! Each member of the board is not only able to network with others and polish their professional skillset, but they are empowered to help make miracles for the kids at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida.


If you are wondering what it would be like to be a part of a movement that helps save kids’ lives, you are in the right place! The 2016 Florida Miracle Communications Chair, Haleigh Hitzing, has shared some quick thoughts about her experience on the board in a Q&A session:

What was your favorite memory of FL Miracle 2016?

My favorite part of Florida Miracle was having the chance to interact with families in our comm...

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By: Florida Miracle | March 28, 2016

We have a confession: we love dance marathon!


Ok, maybe that news wasn't earth shattering, but it's the chain of events that brought us to this conclusion that we wanted to discuss. The conversation went something like this:


Volunteer A: "So, how long should we make the event?"

Volunteer B:"Our event was 20 hours in college."

Volunteer C:"Ours was 32. I still can't believe I stood that long."

Volunteer D:"Our was 20 hours as well, but we had two shifts of dancers for a total of 40 hours total!"

Volunteer E:"Well, a marathon is 26.2, so how about half of that - 13.1? That seems totally doable right? I mean, it is For The Kids, after all."


And just like that, our team decided we would tackle 13.1 hou...

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