The University of Northern Iowa Dance Marathon strives to provide hope and comfort for families with children facing life threatening illnesses by raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s and hosting events that heighten student and community awareness. Join us in the fight against life-threatening childhood illnesses and injuries.

OUR MISSION

UNI Dance Marathon is a student run organization that raises money for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network. Throughout the year, all money that is raised through UNI Dance Marathon is put toward supporting four areas at the hospital; research, education, equipment and enhancements.

The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital first opened in 1919 and since then has helped countless children with crisis of traumatic injury and life-threatening illness, from birth defects to developmental disabilities. While we provide financial support to the hospital, our organization also provides emotional support to the families affected by childhood illnesses and injuries.

WHO WE SUPPORT

MIRACLE FAMILIES

Since our creation in 2011, our mission has always been to put our families at the center of everything we do. Over the years, more families have allowed us to become a part of their lives and walk alongside them, no matter what they are going through. We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about who we are, what we do, and who we fight for.

UNI DANCE MARATHON IS 1 OF 17

MIRACLE NETWORK DANCE MARATHON

PROGRAMS IN THE STATE OF IOWA

OTHER IOWA PROGRAMS

University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Grand View University, Kirkwood Community College, Drake University, Central College, Simpson College, Loras College, Mount Mercy University, Clarke University, Luther College, Wartburg College, St. Ambrose University, Coe College, North High School

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

GOVERNOR'S VOLUNTEER AWARD
2013
UNI PROGRAM
OF
DISTINCTION
2013 - 2014
UNI STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
2013 - 2015
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
2015
CMN DM BEST DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD
2015 - 2016
IOWA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION
2017
CEDAR VALLEY CHARACTER COUNTS AWARD
2017
CMN DM
MIRACLE MAKER AWARD
2018 - 2019