Grand View Dance Marathon Raises Over $30,000
January 24, 2017
Grand View University held GV Dance Marathon on Saturday, January 14. The GVDM exceeded their goal of $30,000 and raised $31,274.04 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This is the fourth year Grand View has held this event and each year the fundraising total has exceeded previous years. This event would not happen without the leadership from the students, as well as the volunteers, faculty and staff who spent their day dancing “for the kids.”
Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America. They are the only children’s charity committed to having 100% of the funds raised stay local to support local kids. Since inception, Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised more than $150 million for kids across North America- ensuring that no child or family fights pediatric illness or injury alone.
Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement uniting college, university and high school students across North America. Students involved in a campus’ dance marathon organization spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
The year culminates with an 8-40 hour event (the dance marathon) on each campus where students get to meet patient families treated at their local hospital, participate in games and dancing, enjoy entertainment, and reveal their annual fundraising total. GVDM had 8 families come to campus to share their stories.