Dancing the day and night away for a good cause

Dancing the day and night away for a good cause

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Dance Marathon raises record-breaking $1.8 million to fund pediatric cancer research
Herky with the Dance Marathon crowdHerky works the crowd during Power Hour at Dance Marathon on Saturday. Photos by Tim Schoon.

More than 2,000 dancers took to the dance floor during the 20th University of Iowa Dance Marathon Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8. Everyone from Herky to UI students, children, and their family and friends came together to dance the day and night away—to help raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research.

See the #UIDM20 story through the eyes of social media here.

The UI Dance Marathon announced Saturday night that UI students and partners raised $1,801,032.20—$300,000 more than last year and the largest amount in the event’s history.

Over the past 20 years, UI Dance Marathon has raised more than $14.5 million for research at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

To read a related story, see Dance Marathon raises record-breaking $1.8 million.


Stephen Pradarelli, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0007
Drake Wilbur, UI Dance Marathon, 515-865-1318


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