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Florida Statement 

26.2 Hours. $410,000.

raising funds & awareness for


benefitting Shands Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units NICU Music Therapy pr
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We are so proud of our fundraisers!

What is Florida Statement?

Dance Marathon at FSU is making a Statement!

During the next 26.2 hours we as an organization will unite to raise funds and awareness for our cause since there are 26.2 miles in a marathon! (Get it? Since we're Dance Marathon?! SO FUN!)

During this time #We'llBeThere, and we ask all of our fundraisers, sponsors and donors to be there with us as we share our cause and work together towards our fundraising goal to make our Statement!

Begin: 9:00am November 15th

End: 11:12am November 16th


Our goal of raising $410,000 represents the 1 in 10 children who are born premature in the United States each year.

A day in the life of a NICU patient

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Shands Children's Hospital, one of our beneficiaries, was renovated in 2016 using funds raised by Dance Marathon at FSU.


Here, the hospital's tiniest and most vulnerable patients receive care in four areas, known as "neighborhoods", named Ladybug, Dragonfly, Bumblebee and Hummingbird. While neonatal intermediate care and intensive care for babies is generally separated by neighborhood, each space is designed to meet the needs of all NICU patients — regardless of their level of care. (Source)





It's meant to bee !

There are 72 NICU bed at Shands and the sunrise in Tallahassee on the first day of Florida Statement is at 7:02am! 


Use these resources to help you make your Statement!

Thank you to our Fundraising Development team for creating these!

receive this

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Festival Band

when you complete the challenge card!

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Yearlong Campaign Video

Our year long campaign is We'll Be There

Watch the video below to learn more.

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Year 28 Hoodies

Check out our awesome Year 28 Hoodies in eleven colors, brought to you by our amazing Merchandise Team! These cozy hoodies are here just in time for winter. They feature our campaign "We'll Be There" - a beautiful reminder of the cause we hold so near and dear to our hearts. And, your purchase directly supports DM at FSU!

Click or tap on the images below or the "Shop Now" button to purchase yours today!

"As long as our miracle children need hospitals,
Dance Marathon at FSU will be there"