About SU's Dance Marathon
The 11th annual Dance Marathon will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10 AM to Sunday, February 18 at 2 AM. Last year, we surpassed our goal of raising $125,000 with a grand total of $148,210 FTK and cannot wait to continue fighting with the kids this year! Stay tuned for our grand fundraising goal reveal on September 16th.
Our efforts to fundraise and raise awareness of Children's Uncompensated Care Fund and Strong Against Cancer culminate in an annual signature event, a 16-hour celebration. Attendees challenge themselves to participate for the entire 16 hours in order to demonstrate solidarity with the patients at Children's who can't take a break from their illnesses.
Bringing together hundreds of SU students and staff, patients and families from Seattle Children's, and local community members, The Dance Marathon features catered meals, performances, a photobooth, and a multitude of activities. At the end of the day, our fundraising total is announced.
Who We Are
Dance Marathon is a nationwide youth-led philanthropy that benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Seattle University's Dance Marathon (SUDM) is a student-led organization that specifically benefits Seattle Children's Hospital's Strong Against Cancer Research Initiative and Uncompensated Care Fund.
Through the Uncompensated Care Fund, SUDM provides free lifesaving health care to patients at Seattle Children's who otherwise would not be able to afford care. We believe than no family with a sick child should ever have to worry about anything but their child's wellness, regardless of their ability to afford medical care.
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