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Florida Statement is a tradition at Dance Marathon at Florida State University that focuses on bringing awareness to our cause and making our statement here on campus. Our beneficiaries are at the forefront of our campus and our community. Our event takes place in November and spans 26.2 hours, symbolizing the length of a marathon. Every year, Florida Statement has a theme that we highlight and honor throughout the event. Statement is full of activities and programming, along with special appearances from our miracle families.

Florida Statement is a 26.2 hours fundraising push in which Dance Marathon at FSU invites the FSU campus and local community to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network and the FSU College of Medicine Pediatric Outreach Program. Established in 2016, Statement is the biggest event of the fall and makes a huge impact on our year-long fundraising and awareness initiatives. 


This past year, the Statement theme was the Prematurity and highlighted many of the programs at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital including but not limited to their NICU floor. One in ten children are born premature, so this is a theme we hold close to our hearts. 


During Statement DM at FSU is happy to be on Florida State’s campus all day long! You will find us on Landis for all-day events including coffee, games, fundraising challenges, Circle of Hope, Comma Club Ceremony, DM after Dark and so much more. You can also hit the gong outside of your organizational facility when we visit you for Gong on Tour! 


In 2022 we were able to raise $331,177.49 in just 26.2 hours!

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