On behalf of the 2019-2020 Dance Marathon Executive Board, we want to thank you for choosing to be a part of Dance Marathon at St. Ambrose University. Dance Marathon is one of the largest student-lead philanthropies in the nation and SAU DM has been nationally recognized each year. Last year, SAU DM raised over $270,000 for the University of Iowa's Children's Hospital, our local Children's Miracle Network hospital. 


A lot of work goes into making Dance Marathon successful. A majority of the outcome comes from you, the dancer. It takes each and every person to make SAU DM a success, and this is where your personal fundraising efforts come in. We will try our best to provide you with fundraising events to attend, but YOUR personal fundraising efforts make all the difference! 


These donations help fund many areas of hospital need, such as enhancements and program support, education, research, and primary equipment. The results of these donations help improve the quality of life of the children and their families, along with providing education and research of current illnesses and future treatments. Specifically, St. Ambrose Dance Marathon is gifting the hospital a Child Life Resource Space in the New University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

The SAU Dance Marathon Executive Board is so excited for another amazing year, and we are looking forward to what we can all accomplish! 

For The Kids!

Why Dance?
  • Experience a life-changing event that you will never forget.

  • Have fun with your friends and meet new people.

  • Reach out and help people in your community.

  • Be a part of something that makes a difference.

  • Develop great leadership skills.

  • Make your resume stand out to employers.

  • Have fun and BEElieve in the Kids!

Each Dancer is asked to raise money throughout the year. This year we are setting a minimum fundraising goal of $80. We are asking you to set a goal of $100 aside from the minimum fundraising goal. With a semester and a half, there are unlimited ways for you to raise money before the Big Event, and you can have fun while doing it! We will not turn you down at the event if you have not raised your money, but fundraising is a huge part of Dance Marathon and everything is FOR THE KIDS! If you need ideas for how to fundraise, contact us by emailing!


Dance Marathon is a yearlong celebration of life to provide emotional and financial support for the families treated at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City, our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Dance Marathon is for the kids, and at St. Ambrose, we 'BEElieve in the Kids'.



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