About SU's Dance Marathon
This year's Dance Marathon took place on Saturday, February 18, 2017th at 10 AM to Sunday, February 19th at 2 AM. We surpassed our goal of raising $125,000 with a grand total of $148,210 FTK!
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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