Dance Marathon at Florida State University holds an annual weekend long 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!
The weekend-long event is split into one 10-hour shift and one 20-hour shifts (Garnet Experience and The Gold Tradition), 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 marathon, Dance Marathon at FSU hosts additional events throughout the year. Our mission is a year-long effort and a year-long celebration!