What is it?
Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 250 schools across the country, all raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their community. These students spend a year learning invaluable leadership and life skills while raising funds and interacting with children’s hospital patients and families. The year culminates with a 12 hour long event where the students stay on their feet through dancing, games and entertainment in celebration of the total amount raised that year.
In 1991, students at one university founded Dance Marathon in the memory of Ryan White, a fellow student. The program now spans the entire country, benefiting hundreds of hospitals and countless kids. Dance Marathons have become a tradition on campus and in the community.
Marymount University’s Dance Marathon, called MaryThon, benefits Children’s National Health System and is going into their THIRD year. In our first two years we raised over $52,500! The mission of MaryTHON here at Marymount is to increase funds and awareness for Children’s National Health System. We strive to make miracles happen for the kids today, tomorrow, and forever.
How can I get involved?
You can sign up for MaryThon by going to www.marython.org
. You can sign up as a student, alumni, or an "in spirit" dancer if you can’t make it to the event!