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About Us

Learn more about Dance Marathon at FSU.

Our Story

Dance Marathon at Florida State University holds an annual 40-hour event where more than 1,800 students stay awake and on their feet to raise money and awareness for our local beneficiaries. Our mission is For the Kids with a commitment to raising funds for children in need of specialized pediatric and medical care that otherwise are not available to them locally. Dance Marathon at FSU, the largest student-run philanthropy in the southeastern region of the United States, benefits our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, Shands Children’s Hospital, and the FSU College of Medicine's Pediatric Outreach Programs. We are one of the five founding Miracle Network Dance Marathons in the country!

Our Marathon

The 40-hour event is split into two 20-hour shifts (Garnet and Gold), where dancers commit to being on their feet for 20 hours, standing for those who can’t. Dancers, volunteers, and local community members are inspired by local performing artists and student groups, sponsored theme hour activities, and by meeting local miracle families who have been directly affected by the funds raised through events like Dance Marathon at FSU and have been treated at our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. In addition to the 40-hour marathon, Dance Marathon at FSU hosts additional events throughout the year. Our mission is a year-long effort and a year-long celebration!

Year

Funds Raised by DM at FSU

Dance Marathon at FSU is committed to making a difference in our community, $1 at a time. In 2019, Dance Marathon at FSU raised a grand total of $2,210,165.21 and since our inception in 1995, nearly $10 million For the Kids. The funds raised make the difference in providing the medical care, treatment, and research needed at Shands Children’s Hospital, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and the FSU College of Medicine.